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    Is this forty?

    I saw one man asking Is this forty? for the rate of four chocolate.

    Shouldn't it be
    Are these forty dollars? or Do these cost forty dollars? ?

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    Re: Is this forty?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I saw one man asking Is this forty? for the rate price of four [boxes of] chocolates.

    Shouldn't it be
    Are these forty dollars? or Do these cost forty dollars? ?
    Not necessarily, in real life.

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    Re: Is this forty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Not necessarily, in real life.
    Is that grammatically correct?

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    Re: Is this forty?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Is that grammatically correct?
    Is what grammatically correct? My answer? No, not if you were expecting a complete sentence.

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    Re: Is this forty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Is what grammatically correct? My answer? No, not if you were expecting a complete sentence.
    Not your answer .The sentence in original post.

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    Re: Is this forty?

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Not your answer .The sentence in original post.
    "Is this forty?" is grammatical. It's a full sentence. It might be semantically ambiguous, but it's syntactically correct. In the context, it should be understandable though.

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