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    #1

    cost a mere a dollar

    Hello, teachers.

    Which is correct?

    (1) cost a mere a dollar
    (2) cost mere a dollar
    (3) cost a mere dollar

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: cost a mere a dollar

    I would choose (3). You can also say: cost merely a dollar.
    Why don't you give the full sentences?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Apr-2016 at 08:19. Reason: Fixing typo.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: cost a mere a dollar

    Thank you for your reply, tedmc.

    Actually, the sentence I saw was "It cost a mere four dollars." I just changed the number.

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    #4

    Re: cost a mere a dollar

    It might be easier just to ask the question you want the answer to in your first post.
    In fact you didn't change the number. If you had, the sentence would go, "It cost a mere one dollar."

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    Re: cost a mere a dollar

    So, Mr. Raymott.

    Which is correct?
    (1) It cost a mere four dollars.
    (2) It cost mere four dollars.
    (3) It cost four mere dollars.

    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: cost a mere a dollar

    Only the first is correct.

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