We can easily learn when should we use lend or borrow from the position of subjects. Assuming that I need something owned by someone else.
borrow means that I take away something from someone temporarily.
lend means that someone gives away something to me temporarily.
lend or borrow?
Should we use borrow me or lend me according to the above explanation? The following use patterns may help us to learn which is which:
In short, borrow is a taking manner, whereas lend is a giving manner from the subject’s perspective. So lend me is the correct one to use.
use means that I’d like to use something owned by someone temporarily without leaving the place.
As you can see, use is another way of borrow in a relatively lighter degree.