20 dollars (for) each pair

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ThomasWongWY, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. ThomasWongWY Member

    Hong Kong
    Cantonese
    Hello,

    If I want to sell each pair of gloves at 20 dollars, should I say “20 dollars each pair” or “20 dollars for each pair”?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    I would say: "Twenty dollars per pair."
     
  3. ThomasWongWY Member

    Hong Kong
    Cantonese
    It sounds better, thank you, Copyright.

    But what if I have to use either of the expressions above? Which one should I use? The one with "for" or without "for"?
     
  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Where are you using this? In a sentence, on a sign, or somewhere else?
     
  5. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    Another natural way to say it would be 'Twenty dollars a pair'.
     
  6. ThomasWongWY Member

    Hong Kong
    Cantonese
    On a sign~
     
  7. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Often we see $20/pr. or $20/pair. That lets us make the "$20" quite large and the "/pr." or "/pair" or even "per pair" quite small – especially since everyone is going to assume that it's per pair, anyway. I've not see gloves sold singly.
     
  8. ThomasWongWY Member

    Hong Kong
    Cantonese
    It's clear now. Thanks, Copyright and heypresto.
     

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