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    transport and transportation

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1

    The cost of the coat was $21. I can also say 'The cost of the coat was $21'. But in this sentence it means the material or time spent making the dress is '$21'. Is that right?
    Then can I say the transportation price is $100?

    No.2

    Does 'transportation costs' and 'transport costs' mean the same thing?

    No.3
    Mary has on a lovely hairpin. Can I say 'Mary is having on a lovely hairpin'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Last edited by jiang; 07-Nov-2007 at 03:18.

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    Re: transport and transportation

    1 It should be time, material and anything else (energy, etc).
    2 Yes
    3 No

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    Re: transport and transportation

    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 It should be time, material and anything else (energy, etc).
    2 Yes
    3 No


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    Re: transport and transportation

    Sorry. I don't understand it that way.
    The only difference between the two sentences....
    The cost of the coat was $21.
    I can also say 'The cost of the coat was $21'

    ...is that a single quotation mark has been put around the second. This in itself doesn't change the meaning of the sentence, or give any additional information as to why the coat cost $21.

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