'pass' or 'pass along'

Discussion in 'English Only' started by white_jasmin, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. white_jasmin New Member

    (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.
  2. MuttQuad

    MuttQuad Senior Member

    New York, NY
    English - AmE
    "Pass along" is what is required here. Or, you could say, "pass on"; but not just "pass."
  3. white_jasmin New Member

    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?
  4. Loob

    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....:).
  5. Parla Member Emeritus

    New York City
    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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