Sometimes I want to say because I owe you, I want to pay my owe with money. Can I say "pay my owe" and is it a correct collocation?

  • owe is a verb form only. The noun form is owings (plural only) (rare) - That which is owed; debt. Apr 8, 2020 at 13:16

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No, you can't use "owe" like that, as a noun. You could say "I want to pay you what I owe you", using "owe" as a verb.

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    Or: "I want to pay my debt." ... "I want to pay my bill."
    – GEdgar
    Apr 8, 2020 at 11:44

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