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    Snappy is offline Member
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    Default (the) expense(s) of/for?

    Are the following sentences all correct and about the same in meaning?

    1. The expense of moving from one house to another is high.
    2. The expenses of moving from one house to another are high.
    3. Expenses of moving from one house to another are high.
    4. The expense for moving from one house to another is high.
    5. The expenses for moving from one house to another are high.
    6. Expenses for moving from one house to another are high.

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    Default Re: (the) expense(s) of/for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Are the following sentences all correct and about the same in meaning?

    1. The expense of moving from one house to another is high.
    2. The expenses of moving from one house to another are high.
    3. Expenses of moving from one house to another are high.
    4. The expense for moving from one house to another is high.
    5. The expenses for moving from one house to another are high.
    6. Expenses for moving from one house to another are high.
    Hi Snappy,

    I am not a teacher, but between your first and your second sentences I can see one difference, the plural form for the word 'expense'. You have in these both sentences a difference in the meaning, I'm sure you see what I like to show you.

    See you soon.

    The Frenchie.

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    Exclamation Re: (the) expense(s) of/for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    Are the following sentences all correct and about the same in meaning?
    1. The expense of moving from one house to another(house) is high. Ok (When it refers to a specific item of expenditure that is incurred on moving the house to another house)
    2. The expenses of moving from one house to another (In specific places such as New York, California etc) are high. Ok
    3. Expenses of moving from one house to another (in various places in general)are high. Ok (bare article only with plural noun to express something in general)
    4. The expense for moving from one house to another is high.
    5. The expenses for moving from one house to another are high.
    6. Expenses for moving from one house to another are high.
    An expense or expenditure is a cost that is “incurred”, "paid" or "remitted", usually in exchange for something of value. When used as a cost it is countable and usually needs an article. In the example sentences the expense is incurred on something which can be expressed as expense(s) of/for moving from one house to another.

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