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The river has flowed over its banks.
The river has flown over its banks.

Flown is the past participle of fly, the past participle of flow (= to move as water) is flowed. The principal parts of the two verbs are: fly, flew, flown - flow, flowed, flowed.

Flee, fled, fled is formal but we still use it to mean to run away. We flee from danger. Float, floated, floated means to stay on the surface of water or other liquid: Ships float on the water.

Do you keep your money in the bank?
Do you put your money in the bank?

It's better to use keep for a more or less permanent resting place, and put for a temporary one.

I was listening to her CDs.
I was hearing her CDs.

To listen to may also means to think carefully about what someone say: Gerry always listens to his mother.

I want to borrow a book from you
I want to lend a book from you
Will you please lend me a book?
Will you please borrow me a book?

To borrow is to get something from someone, and to lend is to give something to someone.

We sit at a desk to write a letter.
We seat at a desk to write a letter.
He seated the passengers one by one.
He sat the passengers one by one.

Use sit as an intransitive verb. Seat is a transitive verb and requires an object. Very often the object of seat is a reflexive pronoun: He seated himself near the fire. The principal parts of the two verbs are: sit, sat, sat, and seat, seated, seated.

Don't confuse sit with set, which usually means to place. Common idioms with set: to set the table, to set on fire, to set off (or out), to set a trap, to set a clock, to set a price, to set your heart on, to set free, to set an example, to set a broken bone, to set to work (= to start work).

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