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For example, someone asked me to borrow my money. But I refused. Then I talked it with another people, Can I say

"Yesterday, XX borrowed me money."

Or, I only can say

"Yesterday, XX asked me to borrow my money."

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I can only say "Yesterday, XX asked me to borrow my money."

This is close to correct, but not exactly. It should be:

"Yesterday, XX asked me if he could borrow some money."

or maybe

"Yesterday, XX asked if he could borrow some money from me."

Don't use me/my twice in this particular sentence. Once is sufficient.


Can I say "Yesterday, XX borrowed me money."

This is not correct for multiple reasons:

  1. You refused him. Therefore, he didn't borrow any money, right? So the sentence is false.

  2. It should be re-worded:

"Yesterday, XX borrowed money from me."

"Yesterday, XX borrowed some money from me."

You may say

"Yesterday, XX borrowed my car."

or

"Yesterday, XX borrowed my tennis racket."

However "money" is an uncountable noun, and so

"Yesterday, XX borrowed my money."

almost sounds like he borrowed all your money.

If you meant by

"Yesterday, XX borrowed me money"

this instead:

"Yesterday, XX borrowed (from) me (some) money"

where the words "from" or "some" are implied, but not spoken. No, this isn't done, you'd have to include those words, and then re-order them also.

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