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In the following sentence:

ペンを貸してくれ。

Is くれ the short form for くれる?

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What do you mean by short form? Usually that's another name for 辞書形{じしょけい} or the 'dictionary form', which くれる already is in itself. It's not an abbreviation, either; rather くれ is the irregular 命令形{めいれいけい} 'imperative' of くれる. It's a little lighter as a command than 「ペンを貸せ」 would be, but not so much as 貸して or 貸してください

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