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    sitifan is offline Senior Member
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    Default It's costing us a fortune in phone bills.

    It's costing us a fortune in phone bills.
    The above sentence is an example in a dictionary. There is no context. I wonder what the context might be to use the present progressive tense of the verb cost?

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    Default Re: It's costing us a fortune in phone bills.

    maybe: We told our daughter to call her boyfriend less often. It's costing us a fortune in phone bills.

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    Default Re: It's costing us a fortune in phone bills.

    "We have been trying for two months to get a refund from that hotel we stayed at in Cancun, but it's costing us a fortune in phone bills. I wonder if it will be worth it in the end?"


    "Can you please find some sort of long-distance calling plan that we can use?" my boss asked me. "We send over 500 faxes per month, and it's costing us a fortune in phone bills."

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