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    #1

    has costed/costed

    Hi. What is the difference between these sentences:

    "This car has costed me a lot of money."

    "This car costed me a lot of money"

    I know that the tenses are different, but when do I use the first and when do I use the second?

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    Re: has costed/costed

    The simple past and past participle of cost are both cost.

    This car has cost me a lot of money means I've spent a lot of money on it while I've owned it. It doesn't say whether I paid a little or a lot to buy it.

    This car cost me a lot of money means I paid a lot to buy it.
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    #3

    Re: has costed/costed

    Quote Originally Posted by soundtrack12 View Post
    I know that the tenses are different, but when do I use the first and when do I use the second?
    You have asked several related questions over the past week. You seem to be unclear about the reasons why we use present perfect tenses. Try looking back at your previous posts and rereading the answers you were given.

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