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    #1

    "paid parking"

    Hi.

    Doesn't ...
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    ... say that paid parking in this case is incorrect? Shouldn't it be paying parking, please?
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    #2

    Re: "paid parking"

    "Paid parking" is correct. You pay for the parking. It is paid for. The paying is not ongoing.

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    #3

    Re: "paid parking"

    Apologies. I meant pay parking not paying parking.

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    #4

    Re: "paid parking"

    The first image you showed is giving direction about where to pay. The second labels a parking area as "paid."

    If I were to put up a sign to direct people to parking, I would use "paid parking." But I don't think "pay parking" would be wrong.

    Let's be honest. In most situations where you need signs to direct you to parking, you would expect to pay. So simply "parking" is usually sufficient.

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    Re: "paid parking"

    We use "pay parking" and "paid parking" as opposites of "free parking".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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