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    Question Confusing sentence (Help)

    Hello Dears,
    The meaning of the following sentence get me completely confused.
    Please give me the clear definition.

    The wholesales price of milk is six cents a quart lower than retail.
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    Thanks.

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    It means that a quart of milk bought to a wholesaler is six cents cheaper than bought to a retailer.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quart
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/wholesale
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/retail
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    nininaz, a better title would have been The wholesale price of milk

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    Note it is "wholesale" price, not "wholesales."

    If milk costs 50 cents a quart retail (in the supermarket), then it costs 44 cents wholesale. That is, the retailer buys it for 44 and sells it for 50 (so he can cover his overhead and make a profit).

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    nininaz, a better title would have been The wholesale price of milk

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    Would you mind if you editing the thread title?
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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Note it is "wholesale" price, not "wholesales."

    If milk costs 50 cents a quart retail (in the supermarket), then it costs 44 cents wholesale. That is, the retailer buys it for 44 and sells it for 50 (so he can cover his overhead and make a profit).
    Thanks for clear response.
    I think it seems 'cents' and 'a quart' come together like your explanation and my sentence.Am I wrong?

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Thanks for clear response.
    I think it seems 'cents' and 'a quart' come together like your explanation and my sentence.Am I wrong?
    I think I see your confusion. Read "cents a quart" as "cents per quart." Does that clarify?

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I think I see your confusion. Read "cents a quart" as "cents per quart." Does that clarify?
    WooW .
    Yes, clarifies.
    the "cents a quart" really makes me confused, That would be helpful.Thanks a lot .

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    It's a common construction. Gasoline is $4 a gallon. I was driving 70 miles an hour.

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    Re: Confusing sentence (Help)

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's a common construction. Gasoline is $4 a gallon. I was driving 70 miles an hour.
    I really appreciate your patient on responding the posts.Thanks a lot volunteer helper.

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