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    charge vs. price?

    What is the difference between "charge" and "price"?

    "Charge" can be a noun or a verb but so can "price". So what's the difference?

    Thanks!

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    Re: charge vs. price?

    The charge is what they require you to pay, and the price is what you pay. The shopkeeper 'makes a charge' (or 'charges [v] a price', or just 'charges'), and the customer 'pays the price'.

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    PS My definition is mainly of the nouns, although I mentioned the verb 'charge'. The shopkeeper also 'prices': He bought a box of 12 for 5.00, but priced them at 1.00 each - making a whopping profit of over 50%. . The verb 'price' is often seen as a participle: 'priced at' means 'with the price set at'.
    Last edited by BobK; 25-Apr-2007 at 12:51.

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