We use pay for When we talk about the thing we use money for. We usually use pay for + the item we buy
- I paid for a taxi from the airport.
- I paid for dinner last night.
- How much did you pay for that hat?
We use pay (without for) when we use money, but do not say the thing we bought. We usually use pay + a bill or person.
- I paid the taxi driver.
- Should I pay the waiter or the cashier?
- Did you pay this month’s phone bill?
We also use pay + amount + for + thing or pay + amount + to + bill/person
- I paid $10 for this book.
- I paid $10 to Jack for his old baseball glove.
What was the last thing you paid for? How much did you pay? Leave a comment below and let us know!