To lend and to lean

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To lend – to let someone borrow something for a period of time. e.g. The library lends books to the public.

I lend (present simple)   I lent (past simple)  I have lent (past participle)

To lean – to move towards something or someone. e.g. I lean against the tree while I am reading my book.

I lean (present simple) I leant (past simple)  I have leant (past participle)

Pronunciation: lent and leant sound exactly the same!

 

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