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    How to correctly say money amounts between two amounts?

    I know the price is between $800 to $900 but do not know the exact amounts. Should I say it costs 800 dollars something or there is a better expression to say it? Thank you for your answer.

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    Re: How to correctly say money amounts between two amounts?

    You can say:

    - The price is between $800 and $900. (That's good standard English.)
    - The price is eight hundred-something. (That's informal conversational English.)
    - It costs over $800. (This implies that it's expensive.)
    - It costs almost $900. (This implies that it's expensive.)
    - It costs less than $900. (This implies that it's not expensive.)

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    Re: How to correctly say money amounts between two amounts?

    Is 'around $850' possible?

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    Re: How to correctly say money amounts between two amounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is 'around $850' possible?
    Yup, that's fine, too.

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    Re: How to correctly say money amounts between two amounts?

    It costs eight or nine hundred dollars can also be used when we're not sure of the price.

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    Re: How to correctly say money amounts between two amounts?

    I prefer the expression it costs eight hundred-something though it may be informal conversational English. This is because this expression neither implies expensive nor unexpansive but simple.That’s what I want to express, it costs between $800 and $900.

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