Cost

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Fixed PricePlay
When discussing cost as a verb, the price given is usually non-negotiable, as in a store price tag. SlideHow much does this book cost?
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Hypothetical TransactionsPlay
Use 'cost' to discuss the price of hypothetical or future purchases or actions. SlideRenting a larger apartment would cost more.
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Past PurchasesPlay
For things already bought, use 'cost' to indicate the money spent in the past. SlideThe wedding cost us a small fortune.