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    Cool at a price

    Hello!

    Can we say:

    "When I first saw that house, it was at 90 000 but now it's at 120 000".

    Thank you
    W

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    Re: at a price

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can we say:

    "When I first saw that house, it was at 90 000 but now it's at 120 000".

    Thank you
    W
    You could say that but I would probably leave out both "ats".

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    Re: at a price

    ***Not a teacher***

    In my opinion, it would be more natural to say:

    "When I first saw that house, it was at 90 000 but now it's at 120 000".
    Ade

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    Re: at a price

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could say that but I would probably leave out both "ats".
    And if you want to use a preposition, precede it with a verb: 'it was going for...' it was priced at...'. You could also say '...they were asking [for]' or 'the asking price was...'

    b

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