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    Which form is correct? paid or payed???

    I'm asking this because I saw the both of them but paid is used more often. Is it wrong to use payed??? (somebody asked me to search on google "paid surveys" but I typed "payed surveys" - is this a mistake?

    eg: Are you payed properly?

    Is it wrong?
    Last edited by teyla; 28-Oct-2007 at 17:27.

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    Although the 'American Heritage Dictionary' does state that payed is the same as paid, my Microsoft Word 2007 dictionary does not recognise payed as a proper word and indicates it is misspelled.

    You should go with paid.

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    Microsoft Word 2003 does the same but for example the dictionary of usingenglish.com recognizes payed. so... what is the answer???

    sometimes English is so difficult for me as a second language learner. :((

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    Default Re: paid or payed

    You have the answer.

    Both are correct, however, paid is more commonly recognised as correct.

    If you think this is confusing, wait until you get to learn about lead and lead.

    He was lead around by a leash.

    He was hit over the head by a lead pipe.



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    ^^^^ yeah

    He was lead to believe her
    If u lead, we will follow
    Lead is poisonous
    I guess the lead guitar was too loud

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    Quote Originally Posted by teyla View Post
    Which form is correct? paid or payed???

    I'm asking this because I saw the both of them but paid is used more often. Is it wrong to use payed??? (somebody asked me to search on google "paid surveys" but I typed "payed surveys" - is this a mistake?

    eg: Are you payed properly?

    Is it wrong?
    Yes, it is without doubt. Did you get any response with refence to your search? I tried and got the word changed to Played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teyla View Post
    Which form is correct? paid or payed???

    I'm asking this because I saw the both of them but paid is used more often. Is it wrong to use payed??? (somebody asked me to search on google "paid surveys" but I typed "payed surveys" - is this a mistake?

    eg: Are you payed properly?

    Is it wrong?
    You may go to the following links.
    Urban Dictionary: payed
    Payed Definition | Definition of Payed at Dictionary.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by donperry View Post
    ^^^^ yeah

    He was lead to believe her
    If u lead, we will follow
    Lead is poisonous
    I guess the lead guitar was too loud
    It should be he was LED to believe her.
    Lead is a verb and rhymes with deed.
    Led is that verbs past tense.
    Lead (the metal) is pronounced like led.

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