price has been mounting


Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

During the outbreak of the virus, two months ago, the price of face masks rose from 0.2 yuan to 4.2 yuan. At that time I wrote a sentence about this, I said "The price has been mounting".

I wonder if it's natural to say so.
  • reno33

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    Most people in the US would say: The price is (has been) increasing.....The price is (has been) going up......but they would understand "The price is mounting"......they'd just never say it.
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