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It's always said "How much it cost?"

So what about the latter which is most rational and followed the general rule of forming questions? And in a sentence we say "It cost ...." Here the verb doesn't take the inflectional -s though it's in the present time. So What is special about the verb "cost"? Could someone explain?

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

It's always said "How much it cost?" Incorrect.

Say 'How much did it cost?' if it was bought already.

Say 'How much does it cost?' if you have not yet bought it.

So what about the latter which is most rational and followed the general rule of forming questions? And in a sentence we say "It cost ...." Here the verb doesn't take the inflectional -s though it's in the present time.

If you are stating the present price of something, use present tense. 'It costs $10'.

if you are speaking about the past, say 'It cost $10'.

So What is special about the verb "cost"? Nothing, except that it is a 'normal' irregular verb.

Present tense - It costs. Past tense - It cost (not 'it costed'.)

Best wishes, Clive
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I would never use "How much it costs?" as a question... I always ask with this one "How much does it cost?"

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"How much it cost?" – to me, it’s incorrect and is not a question, rather it’s an incomplete sentence imo.

Consider this: The accidental fire burned down half the building. How much it cost the company can not be realized until the investigation is complete.

Cost means a price to pay. Other possibilities:

How much does car cost you on payment a month?

What did the heating bill cost you last month?

How much has her wedding ring cost you?

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