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    "Price" or "cost" ... or both?

    Hello one and all and a Happy New Year to you all!

    Thought I'd kick 2007 off with a couple of questions referring to Hollywood scandals, paparazzi, etc.

    Can we use both "price" and "cost" in these sentences or just one of these?:

    "Stardom comes at the _____________ of one’s personal life."

    "Fame and fortune comes at the _____________ of their privacy."

    Both seem to sound right to me, but I have learned in the past that you can never be too sure.

    Oh - and here's a little tag connecting to the same general theme. Should we say "into" or "in to" in this context:

    "They know what they’re getting _______________ before they become superstars."

    Thanks. I hope you're all doing well and are settling nicely into the new year.

    Rgs,
    Bill

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    Re: "Price" or "cost" ... or both?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill View Post
    Hello one and all and a Happy New Year to you all!

    Thought I'd kick 2007 off with a couple of questions referring to Hollywood scandals, paparazzi, etc.

    Can we use both "price" and "cost" in these sentences or just one of these?:

    "Stardom comes at the _____________ of one’s personal life."

    "Fame and fortune comes at the _____________ of their privacy."

    Both seem to sound right to me, but I have learned in the past that you can never be too sure.

    Oh - and here's a little tag connecting to the same general theme. Should we say "into" or "in to" in this context:

    "They know what they’re getting _______________ before they become superstars."

    Thanks. I hope you're all doing well and are settling nicely into the new year.

    Rgs,
    Bill
    I'd say "cost" and "into", because I've heard some people use them.

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    Re: "Price" or "cost" ... or both?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic Bill View Post
    Hello one and all and a Happy New Year to you all!
    Thought I'd kick 2007 off with a couple of questions referring to Hollywood scandals, paparazzi, etc.
    Can we use both "price" and "cost" in these sentences or just one of these?:
    "Stardom comes at the _____________ of one’s personal life."
    "Fame and fortune comes at the _____________ of their privacy."
    Both seem to sound right to me, but I have learned in the past that you can never be too sure.
    Oh - and here's a little tag connecting to the same general theme. Should we say "into" or "in to" in this context:
    "They know what they’re getting _______________ before they become superstars."
    Thanks. I hope you're all doing well and are settling nicely into the new year.
    Rgs,
    Bill


    Hi Nordic Bill

    Happy New Year to you too!

    I`d use "price", although I am not sure. I`d like to see some experts` advice.

    cost - the value of inputs that have been used to produce smth.[Wiki dictionary]
    price - the assigned numerical monetary value of a good, service or asset [ same source as above]

    "They know what they are getting into...." as Harry has already stated.


    Regards,

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    Re: "Price" or "cost" ... or both?

    I agree- Id use 'price' or 'at a cost to'.

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