Is it attention to or attention on?

Is it attention to or attention on?

We use “pay attention to” not “pay attention on”. In English, we often use a preposition with a verb.

How do you use payed in a sentence?

I paid my debt in full. He payed the deck with tar. She paid out the rope.

What is payed attention?

to listen to, watch, or consider something or someone very carefully. I hope you’re paying attention, because you’ll be tested later. pay attention to: Pay particular attention to the warnings printed on the label. Synonyms and related words.

Is it attention to or for?

For me, “attention on” implies involvement, importance or concern; in a sense one is “right there with it”, exclusively. “Attention to” implies more of a distant or perhaps partial viewing. Examples: My attention was on my work.

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How do you say pay attention?


  1. concentrate. verb. to give all your attention to the thing you are doing.
  2. focus. verb. to concentrate on something and pay particular attention to it.
  3. listen. verb.
  4. turn to. phrasal verb.
  5. pay attention. phrase.
  6. take notice. phrase.
  7. zero in on. phrasal verb.
  8. hone in on. phrasal verb.

Is pay attention grammatically correct?

The past tense form of “pay” is “paid”. So the correct phrase is “paid attention to”.

Is attention payed?

The correct expression is paid attention, not payed attention.

How do you say paid attention?

Why do we say pay attention?

If this were a “modern” phrase, you could (perhaps) justify it based on psychological science, related to the usage of energy by brain activity, including putting attention into something. As such “pay attention” could have emerged as “pay the cost of some mental energy into giving attention to something”.

What does my attention mean?

1 : to be noticed by someone It came to my attention that several items were missing from my office. 2 : to be made known to someone It has come to my attention that some people were offended by my comments.

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What is another way to say pay attention to?

What is another word for pay attention?

listen heed
attend pay heed
be attentive concentrate on
give heed take heed
take note hang on

What does it mean to pay attention to someone?

to pay attention (paid attention): give someone or something your attention If you want to succeed, you need to pay attention in class. These expressions show that pay can refer to more than just money. Also, when using any of these expressions in the past tense, you will use paid, not payed.

What is the past tense of “pay attention”?

If a parent or teacher is saying this they would say to the child, “Pay attention.” (which is present tense}. If you are talking to another person, like a parent, you could say to the parent “He paid attention when I gave the lesson and he was able to get a better grade.” That is past tense.

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What does “payed” mean?

To have “payed” means to have sealed a seam to prevent a leak. Usually, this will be using either pitch or tar. If you work on a boat, knowing how to do this could be the difference between a successful voyage or sinking. However, knowing what “payed” means is unlikely to ever be relevant for most of us.