# Can I say "A cost as much as \$100 more than B"?

#### yue86231

##### Member
The relationship is: A costs for example \$50, B costs \$40 and C costs \$150. Can I say:

Other alternatives include B , which costs less than \$10, and C, which can cost as much as \$100 more than A.

Thanks and best regards,
Yue

• #### Edinburgher

##### Senior Member
You haven't quite grasped it. When we say that X can cost as much as \$100 more than Y, we mean that the cost difference can vary, depending on where you go that sells X and Y, up to a maximum of \$100.

Where you say "... B, which costs less than \$10," this does not fit the facts that B costs \$40. You need to put "than A" earlier and change the word order:
"...B, which costs \$10 less than A, and C, which can cost as much as \$100 more (than A)."

#### Packard

##### Senior Member
You can do that, but for the same amount of writing you can use the actual numbers which might be more informative.

Item B costs \$40.00; item A costs \$10.00 more; and item C costs \$110.00 more than item B. (Wordier and less clear than the example below.)

or

Item B costs \$40.00; item A costs \$50.00 and item C costs \$110.00. (Greater clarity and more succinct than the example above.

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