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syf08678

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mandarin-china
Hi everyone, I have a question about the following sentence:

The price of Big Mac in the US was the most expensive with nearly $8, which was twice as much as that in England.

I read it in an English writing textbook, but I feel its grammar is wrong: we should not say "...was the most expensive 'with' nearly $8", should we? 'with' here looks quite weird. The idea is that

The price of Big Mac in the US was the most expensive. The price in the US was $8. It was twice as much as that in England.

But I do not know how to say it in a more native (concise) way. Can we use 'at' nearly $8 instead of 'with'?

Thank you!
 
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    American English
    You're right: "at nearly $8."

    The price of a Big Mac in the US was the most expensive, at nearly $8, twice as much as in England.

    At nearly $8, the price of a Big Mac in the US was the most expensive – twice as much as in England.
     

    syf08678

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    mandarin-china
    You're right: "at nearly $8."

    The price of a Big Mac in the US was the most expensive, at nearly $8, twice as much as in England.

    At nearly $8, the price of a Big Mac in the US was the most expensive – twice as much as in England.
    Thanks a lot! I did not even notice the 'a' problem.
     
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