Past Tense Of Lend: Lended or Lent? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Lend?

While you can remember well dive past tense and even the verb modification in 12 tenses. But have you ever done the same with the past tense for lend? And how do you spell lent?

The past tense of “lend” is “lent”, which is spelled L-E-N-T, changing the final character of its base form, Lend or L-E-N-D.

Move on to this table and capture all the forms of verbs of this irregular verb: 

Base Form/To-infinitive (V1) lend
Present Form (V2) lends
Past Form (V3) lent
Past Participle Form (V4) lent
Present Participle/Gerund (V5) lending

How Do You Pronounce This Verb? 

It’s easy as pie, speaking of how to spell lend past tense correctly. You can use any online dictionary or look at this table below, and practice:

Form of word Pronunciation
British English American English
lend /lend/ /lend/
lends /lendz/ /lendz/
lent (v3) /lent/ /lent/
lent (v4) /lent/ /lent/
lending /ˈlendɪŋ/ /ˈlendɪŋ/

The Meanings Of Lend In Past Tense – Examples

Whether the past tense of lend or the past tense for “drag”, it’s vital to capture the meanings besides their conjugation. 

Here’s the next enticing section with definitions and examples of this word from the Oxford Dictionary.

  1. To provide or give help, support, etc.
  • She lent her help to such a good cause.
  • The kindhearted girl has lent me support to help me get over the mess.
  1. To give a certain quality to a situation or a person.
  • The setting sun lent the air a wistful vibe to the whole space.
  • By far, this picture has lent the room’s ambiance a good feeling. 
  1. To give money to someone on the condition that they pay it back over a while and pay interest on it.
  • All the listed banks lent money at low rates.
  • Before walking away, she had lent me money and wished me the best. 
  1. To give something to somebody or allow them to use something belonging to you, especially if they have to return to you later.
  • The gallery lent out works of art from the past.
  • The scientists have just lent all reports for this terrible disease to the government.

Feel free to have a quick look at this video to remember this verb better.

What does lend mean? How do we use lent? – YouTube

Quick Exercises For Summary

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Past Tense Of Lend

Just a bit of homework for you - two short questions. Let’s have them done by picking the correct answers:

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We are accustomed to ………. and borrowing transactions. And we can therefore invent a negative quantity - 3s.

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The study was greeted as ……… urgency to call for library service reforms.

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After a time, they ………….. a ready ear to detailed allegations of corruption brought against him by his old enemy Nuncomar.

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We still have the vamp Jonny ………. us to help track Others.

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He returned to the motel in mid-evening in a car ……………. to him by the accommodating authorities.

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I'll ………. you one of my nightgowns and find some clothes for you in the morning.

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I will ask Dr. Hale to ……….. me the letter so I can make a copy for you.

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Past Participle Of Lend?

The past participle of lend looks the same as its simple past tense. It’s “lent”.

Past Tense Of Lend: Lended Or Lent?

The correct is “lent”, playing as the simple past tense and past participle of the verb lend.

Is Lended A Word?

No. “Lended” is an erroneous conjugation of the verb lent. It is seldom seen in any print source, edited or not. In fact, “lended” is so little utilized that it equals zero.

Is Lend An Irregular Verb?

Yes. This verb is irregular, with the past tense and past participle sharing the same form as “lent”. 

Had Lend Or Had Lent?

Had lent is correct, while the former is incorrect.

To lend something is to temporarily provide it to another person with the expectation of receiving it back. The past participle and the past simple form are both “lent”.

Can I Borrow Or Lend?

The term “lend” refers to loaning something to another person for temporary usage. 

To “borrow” something implies temporarily utilizing it for one’s own purposes before returning it to its owner. 

Someone who lends something to another person is the legal owner of the item and is just allowing the borrower to utilize it.