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你能借我橡皮用一下吗?

你(you)能(able)借(lend)我(me)橡皮(an eraser)用(which is to be used)一下(for a moment)吗(ok)?

I have 2 translations against the original sentence.

  • Can you lend me an eraser for a moment? (free translation which was got from deepL)
  • Can you lend me an eraser which is to be/for used for a moment (my translation which is an unnatural translation but I think that this sentence is more closer to the original sentence).

For me, I want something like corresponding "for" in English, between "你能借我橡皮" and "用一下吗?"

I want to know your thoughts about this.

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You may think “你能借我橡皮用一下吗” is a little ambiguous. However, this is a really native oral expression. I guess this sentence is just an abbreviation of "你能借我橡皮吗,我想用一下"(Could you lend me an eraser? I would like to use it for a moment).

You don't need to insert anything between them.

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你能借我橡皮用一下吗?

I think the fixes below are acceptable:

  • 你能借橡皮給我用一下吗?

  • 你能把橡皮借我用一下吗?

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