payed vs paid : Common Errors in English

About payed vs paid

When you change the tense of verbs ending with 'y', the 'y' changes to 'i' and the 'e' disappears. Paid is right and payed is incorrect. So when one gives another tit for tat, you can rephrase and say, 'paid back in the same coin.' Not 'payed back in the same coin.'

paid Meaning(s)

  • (a) marked by the reception of pay
  • (s) involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby
  • (s) yielding a fair profit
  • (n) something that remunerates
  • (v) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
  • (v) convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow
  • (v) cancel or discharge a debt
  • (v) bring in
  • (v) do or give something to somebody in return
  • (v) dedicate
  • (v) be worth it
  • (v) render
  • (v) bear (a cost or penalty), in recompense for some action
  • (v) make a compensation for
  • (v) discharge or settle

payed in News

paid in News

  1. Port authority paid surcharge for federal lobbyist

    Every time the Virginia Port Authority paid its $10,000-a-month federal lobbying bills, $1,500 charges went to a middleman.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Daily Press

  2. RI Senate mulls paid time off for caregivers

    Advocates for the elderly and children are urging Rhode Island lawmakers to approve paid time off for workers who have to care for a new child or ill loved one. Groups including Rhode Island Kids Count ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Top paid CEO in U.K. is an American woman

    Who says the fashion industry doesn't pay? New research shows Burberry ( BBRYF ) boss Angela Ahrendts was the highest paid CEO in the U.K. last year, raking in a total of £16.9 million ($26.3 million).
    on June 11, 2013 Source: CNN Money

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