Online English Course – Owe, lend and borrow

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Omar in Somalia says: How can I use the word owe when I lend someone some money? Do I say I owe you $20 or do I say you owe me $20?

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Hi guys! Dan from BBC Learning English here with this week’s Learner Question. Find out what it is after this.

OK! This week’s Learner Question comes from Omar from Somalia, who asks: How can I use the word owe when I lend someone some money? Do I say I owe you $20 or do I say you owe me $20? How do I use this word in both ways such as when I borrow money from someone or also when I lend someone some money? Wow, Omar. That’s one heck of a question. Let’s see if we can answer it for you, ok?

So, if you borrow something, you take it from somebody for a limited time. The preposition is from. For example, I borrowed £5 from my brother. Or, many of his ideas are borrowed from other sources.

Now for lend. Lend is give, you give something to someone for a short or limited period of time, but they’re expected to return it! It has two objects. You lend something to someone or you lend somebody something. For example, my brother lent £5 to me. That’s verb, direct object and indirect object. Notice the preposition to – £5 to me. Or, my brother lent me £5. That’s verb, indirect object and direct object. No preposition. Money is lent by banks to people.

Now for owe. Owe is what must be returned. It results from the borrowing or lending. It can also have two objects. So you owe somebody something or you owe something to somebody. And there’s no difference.
So, using our previous example, I borrowed £5 from my brother so I owe my brother £5. Or, my brother lent me £5 so I owe £5 to my brother. And you can change it if you want to. So, I borrowed £5 from my brother so I owe £5 to my brother. Or, my brother lent me £5 so I owe my brother £5. And it’s all the same! So, don’t stress.

I hope that answers your question Omar. Thank you very much for writing to us. If anybody else out there has a question for Learners’ Questions, you can email us on: Please remember to include Learners’ Questions in the subject box and your name and where you’re writing from. Now, we get a lot of emails, guys, so we can’t possibly answer all of them, but we do read every single one. And for more information, go to our website That’s it for this week’s Learners’ Questions. I’ll see you next time. Bye!

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