Dear Native speakers,
Which veb is correct in the following sentence and why?
Mr. Hill had his money stolen and couldn't pay/pay for his hote bill.
And why is the first part od the sentence in causative form? Is it not better to write the firat part in passive voice such as "Mr Hill's money was stolen ...."?
I agree with billmcd... you should use pay.. and not pay for. e.g. pay the bill.. the bill here is object and if you use pay for, you need to say pay for the room, pay for the book as both book or room is not object here, they are the reason for the payment.
for your second question, both of them are correct. however , if you use his money was stolen, it will look better.
It is not a matter ' 'looking better'. These are two different ways of talking about the situation.Originally Posted by Kalyan Brata Das;772916
His money was stolen. This is a fairly neutral way of reporting the situation.
He had his money stolen. - This makes the situation slightly more dramatic. It has the idea of: - Something happened to him , and that something was the stealing of his money.