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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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Any dictionary will tell you that cost is an irregular verb. Costed does not exist.
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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. Emotion: smilecosted is not correct as the past of cost. It's cost.

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I don't know from whom u here this sentence."Cost" is an irregular verb.You can look it up in your dictionary then tell your friends.
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.

Cheers
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AnonymousBravo mister, so you are talking about correct grammar and then write "u here" insted of "u hear".

Time to go back to 1st grade.

Cheers
And we generally discourage people from using chatroom or text-messaging shorthand such as 'u' and 'ur' for 'you' and 'your'. Often times when people make a mistake, we give it up to a typographical error (I just corrected one in a post from one of our Mods) or to a simple error made by people learning a new language.

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"
I know that nowadays people speak English worse than ever, especially in the US and Canada, where by the way I happen to be from. However, I have heard people say costed and I remember once I was at a store and there was an old lady and she was talking about her bag and she said "..but I putted it there". I myself never said such a thing, maybe because I went to a very good school, lol just kidding. But if we stop to think, it's logical and maybe in the future it might become standard English.
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Actually, according to Merriam-Webster, "costed" does exist. I am just uncertain as to whether it is grammatically correct.
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