Pay or pay money

Ju

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"Pay money" is wrong grammatically in all occasions as "pay" implies the payment has already been settled with money.

E.g.
I pay for the food.

NOT

I pay money for the food.

Am I right?
 

SoothingDave

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It is possible to "pay" with other things.

But it is normally assumed that you are paying in money, so it's not necessary to say so.
 
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