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    #1

    priced is collocated with ...

    They want to buy reasonably priced goods.

    They want to buy affordably priced goods.

    Are both sentences naturally written?

    If yes, is there any difference between them?

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    #2

    Re: priced is collocated with ...

    Yes, they're both natural. But 'reasonable' doesn't mean 'affordable'.

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    Re: priced is collocated with ...

    So if I am a poor student, I will try to find affordably priced goods rather than reasonably priced goods.

    Am I right?

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    Re: priced is collocated with ...

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    So if I am a poor student, I will try to find affordably priced goods rather than reasonably priced goods.

    Am I right?
    Yes. Note, though, that finding "affordable goods" would be a much more natural way to say it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: priced is collocated with ...

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    So if I am a poor student, I will try to find affordably priced goods rather than reasonably priced goods.

    Am I right?
    Yes, and a second hand Rolls Royce might be reasonably priced at 500,000 pounds, but that doesn't make it affordably priced to many people.
    On the other hand, the occasional $7 coffee is affordable for many of us, but still not what I'd call reasonable.

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