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

yue86231

Member
chinese
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
    German/English bilingual
    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
    USA, English
    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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