01. If you need to [borrow] any money, just let me know, and I'll help you out.
02. I don't want to [borrow] money from the bank to buy a car; I'd rather pay for it in cash, all at once.
03. English [borrows] a lot of words from other languages.
04. I'm going to kill my little sister. She [borrowed] my new sweater without asking, and then forgot it at school.
05. Could I [borrow] your dictionary for a minute?
06. It costs too much in interest to [borrow] from banks. We will lend you money at half the rate.
07. Why would anyone buy a book when you can [borrow] it for free from the library?
08. The country had to [borrow] over $3.5 billion dollars from foreign banks this past year.
09. This government has allowed [borrowing] to increase by over 7% this year, with the result that we are going deeper and deeper into debt.
10. She had to wear a [borrowed] dress for the graduation party.
11. For a traditional wedding, the bride wears something old, something new, something [borrowed], and something blue.
12. How come people never give back books that they [borrow] from friends?
13. The modern Christmas custom of putting a wreath on the front door of your house is [borrowed] from ancient Rome's New Year's celebrations.
14. "Neither a borrower, nor a lender be," wrote Shakespeare.
15. A Kenyan proverb tells us that we do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we [borrow] it from our children.
16. George Washington once stated that worry is the interest paid by those who [borrow] trouble.
17. The Bible tells us that the [borrower] is servant to the lender.
18. A German proverb remarks that he who is quick to [borrow] is slow to pay.
19. A Scottish proverb warns, "Never marry for money. You can [borrow] it cheaper."
20. An old American proverb warns us, "Before [borrowing] money from a friend, decide which you need most."
21. Ambrose Bierce once suggested that an acquaintance is a person whom we know well enough to [borrow] from, but not well enough to lend to.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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