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    pay someone to do something or pay for someone to do something

    Hello all users!

    1. Roy asked the SPLC to search for a donor who could pay for Bryon to get rid of the tattoos that covered his entire face.

    2. New Zealand are offering to pay for you to visit if you agree to having a job interview while you’re there.

    pay for somebody to do something 3. Her parents paid for her to go to Canada.

    What I would like to do is check with you that I understand the sentences properly.

    Sentence 1

    Meaning: Roy asked the SPLC to search for a donor who could pay some money to a third party in order for Bryon to (be able to) get rid of the tattoos that covered his entire face.

    or

    Roy asked the SPLC to search for a donor who could pay for ridding Bryon of the tattoos that covered his entire face.

    Sentence 2

    Meaning: New Zealand are offering to pay in order to enable you to visit if you agree to having a job interview while you’re there.

    or

    New Zealand are offering to pay some money to someone else in order to enable you to visit if you agree to having a job interview while you’re there.

    Sentence 3

    Meaning: Her parents paid some money to a third person in order for her to (be able to) go to Canada.

    or

    Her parents paid some money to a third person for her visit to Canada.

    Conclusions:

    Bryon from sentence 1, you from sentence 2 and her from sentence three are all recipents of action which result from some money being transferred in favour of them.
    Last edited by JACEK1; 25-Mar-2017 at 22:30.

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    Re: pay someone to do something or pay for someone to do something

    Yes, exactly.

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