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    I am having trouble conjugating the word cost in present perfect tense, future tense, and past perfect tense in first, second, and third person. Please help.

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    The present perfect tense is “has cost” in the third person singular and “have cost” for the other declensions. The past perfect tense is “had cost”.

    The future is “will cost”. However, some authors still prefer to use “shall” with the first person (“I/we shall cost”).

    I don’t think there is such a word “costed”. Is there? I have looked up three dictionaries and can’t find it in any of them.

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    Cost as a regular verb is used in the sense of working out how much something will be. Builders 'cost up' jobs when they prepare an estimate and they us -ed in the past and for the past participle. That's where I've heard it used.

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    Cost as a regular verb is used in the sense of working out how much something will be. Builders 'cost up' jobs when they prepare an estimate and they us -ed in the past and for the past participle. That's where I've heard it used.

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    Yes, I was sure I had heard the word “costed” before. But it’s not in my dictionaries.

    (:?)

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    I've only heard it from friends in the building trade. 8)

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    I've only heard it from friends in the building trade. 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwendolinest
    Yes, I was sure I had heard the word “costed” before. But it’s not in my dictionaries.

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    I've heard "costed report" before.

    As in "Can you print out a costed report for me?"

    This would fall into the purchasing and materials department of a company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TALKtown
    Quote Originally Posted by gwendolinest
    Yes, I was sure I had heard the word “costed” before. But it’s not in my dictionaries.

    (:?)
    I've heard "costed report" before.

    As in "Can you print out a costed report for me."

    This would fall into the purchasing and materials department of a company.

    Thanks!

    (:D)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwendolinest
    Quote Originally Posted by TALKtown
    Quote Originally Posted by gwendolinest
    Yes, I was sure I had heard the word “costed” before. But it’s not in my dictionaries.

    (:?)
    I've heard "costed report" before.

    As in "Can you print out a costed report for me?"

    This would fall into the purchasing and materials department of a company.

    Thanks!

    (:D)
    You're quite welcome. Here's a specific example.

    "Costed Bill of Materials Report generates a breakdown of all assemblies, subassemblies, labor, and other component costs."

    http://appgen.com/linux_accounting/bill_materials.html

    You should find that statement about halfway down the page.

    :) 8)

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