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    joham is offline Key Member
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    Default the prices are no more expensive

    I read in Raymond Murphy's ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN USE such a sentence: This shop isn't expensive. The prices are no more expensive than anywhere else.

    This sentence sounds odd to me. We say 'This shop/ shirt is expensive' and 'The prices are high'. Do we also say 'The prices are expensive'?

    Another question:
    Do we say 'The temperature is cold/ warm/ hot'?

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: the prices are no more expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I read in Raymond Murphy's ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN USE such a sentence: This shop isn't expensive. The prices are no more expensive than anywhere else.

    This sentence sounds odd to me. We say 'This shop/ shirt is expensive' and 'The prices are high'. Do we also say 'The prices are expensive'?

    No - I would say "The prices are no more OR no higher than anywhere else".

    Another question:
    Do we say 'The temperature is cold/ warm/ hot'?

    The temperature today is high/low. It feels hot/cold.

    Thank you very much.
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