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    share/share in

    Hello:

    Which should I use in the following?

    Scenario 1 Two of my friends and I bought a gift for our teacher which costed 3 dollars. We each paid one dollar. We shared/shared in the expenses.
    Scenario 2 A cleaned the windows. B mopped the floors. I washed the dishes. We shared/shared in the chores.
    Scenario 3 A,B and I had the same opinion. We shared/shared in the opinion.
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    Re: share/share in

    Quote Originally Posted by luxury20041985 View Post
    Scenario 1: Two of my friends and I bought a gift for our teacher which costed(1) 3(2) dollars. We each paid one dollar. We shared /shared in the cost. expenses.
    Scenario 2: A cleaned the windows. B mopped the floors. I washed the dishes. We shared /shared in the chores.
    Scenario 3: A, B and I had the same opinion. We shared /shared in the same opinion.
    Note:
    1- For that (common) meaning of "cost", the past and past participle forms are also "cost". That's what you'll use most of the time.
    However, when "cost" is used to mean estimate the price of something (e.g. some work to be done), then the past and past participle forms are "costed".

    2- For small quantities (less then ten), we usually write the number out, instead of using numerals. This is especially the case if you're writing out the unit (here, it's dollars). You have two options in that sentence: either "three dollars" or "$3".

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    Re: share/share in

    'Cost' is a noun in that sentence.

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    Re: share/share in

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Cost' is a noun in that sentence.
    Not the instance I was referring to.

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    Re: share/share in

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Cost' is a noun in that sentence.
    The note is looking at costed, and the past forms, referring to the part marked (1). I missed that and looked at the noun in red too.

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