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    For this amount

    "I buy my shoes for this amount($200)". Is it a correct sentence?

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    Re: For this amount

    It is grammatically correct, but unnatural. In what context would you ever use the simple present?

    "I bought my shoes for $200" is natural, and "I am buying ..." is conceivable but highly unlikely.

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    Re: For this amount

    If you regularly pay $200 for a pair of shoes, you could use the present tense (to express a habitual action) but it would be far more natural to say "I pay $200 for my shoes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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