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Anonymous:I have many friends that would say "It costed me this much" where as I would say "It cost me this much". But since I hear so many people say it, I am starting to wonder if costed is right too? If no, is there a "rule" that I can explain to them?
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AnonymousI have many friends that would say "It costed me this much"I used to make that mistake when I was three years old. costed is not correct as the past of cost. It's cost.
Anonymous:Bravo mister, so you are talking about correct grammar and then write "u here" insted of "u hear".
Time to go back to 1st grade.
AnonymousBravo mister, so you are talking about correct grammar and then write "u here" insted of "u hear".
Anonymous:Cost is indeed an irregular verb. You are right so say "It cost me this much". However, when your friends say costed.... It means they set a price for something.For example, if they were trying to figure out the expenses on a research expedition, they would say: "We costed the expedition and we obtained a total of $14,000"
Anonymous:Actually, according to Merriam-Webster, "costed" does exist. I am just uncertain as to whether it is grammatically correct.
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