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    costs or cost

    In a book I see the sentence below:

    My neighbour bought a car that/which cost $40,000.

    I think the sentence must be with costs, because that/which = it (car).

    Is it true?

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    Re: costs or cost

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Petrov View Post
    In a book I saw the sentence below:

    Always cite the title and author of any published text that you quote.


    My neighbour bought a car that/which cost $40,000.

    I think the sentence must be with costs, because that/which = it (car).

    Is it true Am I right?
    The verb 'cost' is in the past tense because he bought it in the past (even if was only two minutes ago).

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    Re: costs or cost

    The book is Essential Grammar In Use 4th edition by Raymond Murphy.

    The page is 213. It is the last sentence.

    Thanks for the answer. I missed that.

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