Thursday, August 24, 2006

Today's English lesson

Loan Me Your Ears?

From EnglishPlus:

In standard English, lend is a verb, and loan is a noun.

Nonstandard: Please loan us a hundred dollars.

Standard: Please lend us a hundred dollars.

This is one error that really irritates me... "Loan me a dollar," I usually hear from people. If it's one of my kids saying it, I always always always correct it.

No comments: