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    #1

    bill

    Hi there,
    I don't know when I should use 'pay' and 'pay for'.

    I have to pay the water supply bill. OR
    I have to pay for the water supply bills.

    pete

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    Re: bill

    You pay people and things like taxes bills. You pay for goods, where you receive something physical.

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