payed vs paid : Common Errors in English

payed vs paid

payed or 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.'

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  • v  give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    I paid four dollars for this sandwich
  • 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
    a favor that cannot be paid back
  • v  discharge or settle
  • a  marked by the reception of pay
    paid work
    a paid official
    a paid announcement
    a paid check
  • s  involving gainful employment in something often done as a hobby
  • s  yielding a fair profit
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