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    Extra charge

    Waiter: Would you like cream and marshmellos with your coffee?
    A: Are they extra charge?

    I wonder if A's question is natural.
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    #2

    Re: Extra charge

    No. Is there a charge? would work.

    The word you were looking for is marshmallows.
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    Re: Extra charge

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. Is there a charge? would work.

    The word you were looking for is marshmallows.
    Thx. How about "are they free of charge" and "are they included in the cost/price?
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    #4

    Re: Extra charge

    They're OK, but 'Thx' is definitely not OK.

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    #5

    Re: Extra charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They're OK, but 'Thx' is definitely not OK.
    Why not? It's an abbreviation for "Thanks".
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    #6

    Re: Extra charge

    It isn't. It's an example of chatspeak, suitable only for use in internet chatrooms.

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    Re: Extra charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It isn't. It's an example of chatspeak, suitable only for use in internet chatrooms.
    I see. It's just native speakers use it so frequently that I thought it was standard.
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    #8

    Re: Extra charge

    You could also just drop 'charge' from your original version and ask "Are they extra?"
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    #9

    Re: Extra charge

    Quote Originally Posted by NamelessKing View Post
    I see. It's just native speakers use it so frequently that I thought it was standard.
    It's not at all common outside a very narrow range of very informal genres.

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    #10

    Re: Extra charge

    Namelessking, cream for your coffee is not usually extra, but marshmallows?

    Do people there have marshmallows with their coffee?
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