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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  08/FEV/2007 12:04 AM
Assunto:  I got paid back
 
Mensagem:  (1) I got paid back. = Money that was owed to me, was paid to me.  I did something (good or bad) to or for someone, and that person did something (good or bad) to or for me.

I lent five dollars to Brad.  Brad paid me the money.  I got paid back.

I drove him from his home to the university every day for a year.  He bought a new car, not once did he give me a ride in it, and now he says bad things about my car!  Boy, I got paid back for my kindness.

(2) I got pay back. = I got revenge. 
He lied to the professor about me.  One day I found his books and notes in a classroom, and I threw them into the trash.  I got pay back for his lies.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
I got paid back  –  Alexandre  05/FEV/2007, 12:48 PM
I got paid back  –  O outro Alexandre  05/FEV/2007, 10:17 PM
 I got paid back  –  Dale/CR  08/FEV/2007, 12:04 AM

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