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    how much

    Hi,

    Customer: So how much does a pair or shoes cost?

    Salesman: It costs 1000 $ sir / it is 1000 $ sir.

    Customer: Hm... They are too expensive for me / Hm... It is too expensive for me.


    Which one is more usual to use, with 'they are or it is in the third sentence? (My opinion 'they are' but I am not sure, for this reason I am asking you ).

    Thanks.

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    Re: how much

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    Customer: So how much does a pair or shoes cost?

    Salesman: It costs 1000 $ sir / it is 1000 $ sir.

    Customer: Hm... They are too expensive for me / Hm... It is too expensive for me.


    Which one is more usual to use, with 'they are or it is in the third sentence? (My opinion 'they are' but I am not sure, for this reason I am asking you ).

    Thanks.
    It's a very unlikely situation. The customer is much more likely to ask about a particular pair of shoes The following would be a more natural conversation:


    C. "How much are these/those shoes?"
    S. "They are $1,000 sir."
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 10-Aug-2013 at 20:28. Reason: Correct typo.

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