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In doubt: loan books, rent books & borrow books



carinita
Argentina

In doubt: loan books, rent books & borrow books
 
When do you use each of the expressions in the title? Thanks in advance!

4 Jun 2015      





Apodo
Australia

The person getting the book is the borrower. They borrow the book.
The person who owns the book is the lender. They lend the book to someone.
The books are on loan from the library. 
 
I borrow books from the library. The library is free, but even long ago when there was a small fee we still borrowed books.
I īve never used rent with books. 
 
I rent or borrow DVDs - there is always a fee. 
 
May I borrow that book? 
More information:
 

4 Jun 2015     



MoodyMoody
United States

At least in the USA, Amazon rents textbooks to college students, both ebooks and physical books. However, borrowing books is far more common. Also, at many libraries in the USA, people can borrow some DVDs for free, but they īre usually old or educational.

4 Jun 2015     



yanogator
United States

No, Red, she meant in the title of her post.

Bruce
 

4 Jun 2015     



carinita
Argentina

Interesting! Thank you!

6 Jun 2015     



Jessisun
Argentina

at libraries you borrow books 

6 Jun 2015