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Esercizio 74: Study the vocabulary, including ‘how to use’ and the example sentences.

verbto have enough money to be able to buy something
how to useoften used with the verb ‘can’:
can afford something; can’t afford something;
can / can’t afford to do something
examples1. I can’t afford to buy the car – it costs $10,000 and I only have $8000.
2. We can’t afford new office furniture.
verbto take something from someone while agreeing to return it at a later time or date
how to useborrow something; borrow something from somebody
examples1. We borrowed money from the bank.
2. Can I borrow $10, John? I’ll pay you back next week.
verbto give something to someone with the agreement that he/she will return it after a certain time
how to uselend something to someone; lend someone something
irregular verb: lend, lent, lent
examples1. We lent £1000 to John and £2000 to Peter.
2. The bank lent me $12,000.
verbto send a bill to someone in the form of an invoice
how to useinvoice for something; invoice someone (for something)
examples1. We invoiced them $40 for the books.
2. We haven’t invoiced you for the goods yet.
verbto have to pay for something which has already been given or done
how to useowe something to someone; owe someone something
examples1. They owe us more than €50,000.
2. He owes us an apology.