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Here is a reading from the Economist below. My question is why use "pay" instead of "paid" when later in the sentence the author uses "rose" to describe Germany's interest rate? Thank you very much.
"The extra interest that both countries pay to borrow for ten years compared with Germany rose to euro-era records this week"
Does anyone else feel this should have been "Germany's" instead of "Germany"? The comparison is the nations' interest rates, not the nations themselves.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.