Under the entry dedicated to the verb “pay” within Longman Dictionary of Contemporary, it is stated:
"Do not use pay followed directly by a noun referring to the thing you are buying. Use pay (an amount of money) for something”
Then under that entry there is an example sentence which I think contradicts the above statement:
“You pay tax at the basic rate.”
Here “tax” is the object of “pay” but it is directly following the verb, which contradicts the statement. Am I right? If no, why?