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Is lent a proper word?

3 Answers. They are two different verbs: "to lend" is conjugated "lend, lent, have lent", and "to loan" is conjugated "loan, loaned, have loaned". According to Merriam-Webster, the verb to loan has died out in the U.K. This is corroborated by Google Ngrams, although it now appears to have been reintroduced from AmE.

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In this regard, is it correct to say lent or loaned?

Lent is not a past tense of lend, as in, "I will lend you a hand." Loaned is the proper usage in all past tense verbage.

One may also ask, what is lent money? verb (used with object), lent, lend·ing. to grant the use of (something) on condition that it or its equivalent will be returned. to give (money) on condition that it is returned and that interest is paid for its temporary use.

Regarding this, how do you use Lent in a sentence?

lent Sentence Examples. He returned to motel in mid-evening, in a car lent to him by the accommodating authorities. Occasionally, he even lent a hand with the chores at Bird Song. The amount lent on security was 4,153,229.

Is lent a proper noun?

Yes, Lent, when it refers to the season leading up to the Easter holiday, is capitalized because it is a proper noun and a named holiday. When the word refers to giving money to someone, then it is lowercase unless used in a title. Lent marks the 40-day period prior to Easter which begins with Ash Wednesday.

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