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    Default increased costs for vs increased costs to

    Regulation often leads to increased costs for the consumer.

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    Regulation often leads to increased costs to the consumer.

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    Pleaase answer to my question

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    Please answer my question.

    what are your pick in each case? and why? thanks!

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    Default Re: increased costs for vs increased costs to

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post

    Regulation often leads to increased costs for the consumer.

    or

    Regulation often leads to increased costs to the consumer.

    and

    Pleaase answer to my question

    or

    Please answer my question.

    what are your pick in each case? and why? thanks!


    just a student.
    I'd say ''for the costumers'' and ''answer my question'' but I have no idea why.
    just a student.

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    Default Re: increased costs for vs increased costs to

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Regulation often leads to increased costs for the consumer.

    or

    Regulation often leads to increased costs to the consumer.

    and

    Pleaase answer to my question

    or

    Please answer my question.

    what are your pick in each case? and why? thanks!
    1. Either is correct for 1. (The cost for/to the customer increases).
    2. Please answer my question.

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    Default Re: increased costs for vs increased costs to

    yeah, I understood the first one after some thinking:)

    Could you please explain the second one?

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    Default Re: increased costs for vs increased costs to

    Please give an/the answer to my question. Here answer is a noun.
    Please answer my question. Here answer is a verb.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 15-Aug-2008 at 11:29. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: increased costs for vs increased costs to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please give an/the answer to my question. Here answer is a noun.
    Please answer my question. Here answer is a verb.
    Please reply to my question.
    Please respond to my question.
    Please answer my question.
    They're all verbs; but only answer is transitive.

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    Default Re: increased costs for vs increased costs to

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Please reply to my question.
    Please respond to my question.
    Please answer my question.
    They're all verbs; but only answer is transitive.
    Yes, that's true, thankyou, respond is not a noun though.

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    Default Re: increased costs for vs increased costs to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, that's true, thankyou, respond is not a noun though.
    Yes, I'll concede that.

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