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    a question needs to be answered

    At the expense of , in the inexpense of, on the expense of
    Which is correct?

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    Re: a question needs to be answered

    I think you mean "at the expense of."

    The report was finished on time, at the expense of my date with my husband, because we stayed until midnight to complete it.

    Is that what you mean? It "cost" something else to achieve the first thing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    Re: a question needs to be answered

    Yes, that's what I mean. Can I say "in the expense of" or "on the expense of" ? I think I've read them somewhere.

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    Re: a question needs to be answered

    Quote Originally Posted by fruitcakes View Post
    Yes, that's what I mean. Can I say "in the expense of" or "on the expense of" ? I think I've read them somewhere.
    I can't think of any possible use for "in/on the expense of".

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