Cách dùng động từ "pay" tiếng anh

· Cách dùng từ

I. Pay vừa là nội động từ, vừa là ngoại động từ

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa "thanh toán, trả tiền"

=to give money in order to buy something / to give money to someone who does a job for you / to give a company, institution etc money that you owe them


  • �Với nghĩa này, pay vừa là ngoại động từ vừa là nội động từ 
  • pay for
  • pay someone for something
  • pay by
  • pay with
  • pay in dollars/pounds etc
  • pay (in) cash
  • pay someone for something
  • pay someone to do something
  • pay to have/get something done
  • pay someone for something

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Let me pay for dinner.
  • Can I pay you for this?
  • Will you be paying by cash, cheque, or credit card?
  • I’d like to pay with my card.
  • Can I pay in dollars?
  • There’s a reduction if you pay cash.
  • Can I pay the bill, please?
  • she paid the blackmailer a ransom for her personal papers (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: bà ta nộp tiền cho tên tống tiền để chuộc lại giấy tờ tùy thân của bà ta)
  • We still haven’t paid them for the repairs to the roof.
  • We had to pay them over £100 to sort it out.
  • Now I’ll have to pay to get the car fixed.
  • We’ll probably pay more in tax this year. 
  • Did you pay the gas bill?
  • Some of the workers haven’t been paid for weeks.

2. Mang nghĩa "cho (lãi...), mang (lợi...)"

=if a job pays a particular amount of money, you get that amount for doing it / if a business pays, it earns money / to have a good result it pays to do something


  • �Với nghĩa này, pay vừa là ngoại động từ vừa là nội động từ 
  • it pays someone to do something
  • crime doesn’t pay

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She was in a job paying over £60,000 a year. 
  • My new job pays well. 
  • the shop closed because it didn't pay (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: cửa hàng đóng cửa vì không có lời)
  • We have a lot of hard work ahead if we’re going to make the business pay.
  • It pays to cover the pool to keep out falling leaves. 
  • It would pay you to get it properly checked. 
  • The message you get from the film is simple: crime doesn’t pay.

3. Mang nghĩa "trả giá cho việc đã làm"

=to suffer because of something that you have done


  • �Với nghĩa này, pay là nội động từ 
  • pay for
  • pay dearly for something (=suffer a lot because of something)
  • make someone pay (for something)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • It was an outrage, and somebody was going to pay. 
  • They had made him look like a fool and now they were going to pay for it. 
  • We may pay dearly for our arrogance. 
  • She had ruined his life and now he was going to make her pay.

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