Student or Learner
I sometimes don't know when to use "for" with the verb "to pay".
Can you tell me if these phrases are correct, please?:
-To pay for a flat
-To pay taxes
-To pay a fine
-To pay the doctor or for the doctor
-To pay a share
Can we use 'To pay the doctor or for the doctor' interchangeably?
They have slightly different implications.
'Get whatever help you need - I'll pay for the best doctor you can find' means the speaker won't necessarily be involved in the actual transaction - s/he'll just pick up the bills.
'You get back to work. I'll pay the doctor' means the speaker will actually do the paperwork.