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pay and pay for
which one is correct?
Where will I pay the books? or
Where will I pay for the books?
I can't see any difference between them. Could you elaborate on it?
I will pay for John.
Does this mean I will pay on his behalf?
Let me do this FOR you.
Let me pay it FOR you.
However, if John is a slave, then... someone, say Mr X (there's a special name for such people, I can't remember now) is in charge of selling the slaves etc.
Then you pay TO Mr X FOR a slave named John.
I guess it could be also possible.
Last edited by Offroad; 15-May-2009 at 13:25.
Then should we say,
I will pay for the books.
I will pay John for the books.
I will pay the bill.
- I will pay for the books.
- I will pay John for the books.
- I will pay the bill.
what of "I am going to pay the books" ?