Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: price/worth

  1. Banned
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Nov 2011
    • Posts: 245


    What's the difference between the price of sth and the worth of it?

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,423

    Re: price/worth

    That's almost a philosophical question, rather than a language one.

    The price is the dollar figure that is agreed upon in a market for the exchange of goods for cash. Depending on circumstances, the price of a transaction may be different than its "worth" in a free market with no outside influences.

    There usually are other influences. I may be forced to sell items i own for less than they are "worth" if i have a need for quick cash. Airports and sporting venues are notorious for selling food for a much higher price than it is worth, but they have the advantage of having a "captive audience" for their goods.

    The worth can also mean how much an individual person esteems an item. There may be something that I value more than another person. To me its worth is higher than what another person may think.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2011, 06:58
  2. [Grammar] Price is cheap or Price is low
    By yiuho in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 23-Nov-2009, 16:17
  3. price rises vs. price increase
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2008, 14:23
  4. worth or price?
    By muktha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-Jul-2008, 14:58
  5. ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''
    By jctgf in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-Jul-2008, 07:39


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts