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    (will) cost ...

    Hi,

    1- The tickets will cost $50, sir.
    2- The tickets cost $50, sir. -----> simple present
    3- The tickets cost $50, sir. -----> simple past

    Which tense one shoul a cashier use? I think all could be OK but I am not that sure.

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    Re: (will) cost ...

    There is no reason to use the past. Present would be most natural, but future is sometimes used, as in "that will be $50."

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    Re: (will) cost ...

    I think the future tense could be used in 'The tickets will cost $50 when they are available next week'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: (will) cost ...

    If the tickets are on sale now and $50 is the current price, there is no need to use anything but the present simple. As SoothingDave said, sometimes cashiers use the future "That'll be $100 for two tickets please".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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