'pass' or 'pass along'

white_jasmin

New Member
German
(a) The company will pass the rise in cost to its customers.

(b) The company will pass along the rise in cost to its customers.

Same or different? Which one works better? Thanks.
 
  • white_jasmin

    New Member
    German
    Thanks, is "pass along" or "pass on" is more suitable? Any difference between the two? Can someone explain why “pass” is wrong in this context and I which context it might work?
     

    Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello, white_jasmin

    "Pass" works for me in your sentence, though I'd be more likely to say "pass on".

    I wouldn't say "pass along" - but there may be a difference here between AmE and BrE....:).
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I disagree with my fellow New Yorker, MuttQuad, about "pass". I don't think it's incorrect. But I agree that "pass along" is better and more idiomatic.
     
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