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Price vs. prize #1 (permalink) Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:30 am   Price vs. prize
 

Test No. incompl/elem-16 "Learn it by heart", question 8

For the whole of next week we are planning to sell our new dictionaries at a special ..........

(a) price
(b) prize
(c) prise

Test No. incompl/elem-16 "Learn it by heart", answer 8

For the whole of next week we are planning to sell our new dictionaries at a special price.

Correct answer: (a) price

Your answer was: incorrect
For the whole of next week we are planning to sell our new dictionaries at a special prize.
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why prize is the right word?

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Price vs. prize #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:47 am   Price vs. prize
 

Price is the cost for a product (in this case, the dictionary).
A prize is an award such as the Nobel Prize.

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Price vs. prize #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 14, 2008 16:14 pm   Price vs. prize
 

Torsten wrote:
Price is the cost for a product (in this case, the dictionary).
A prize is an award such as the Nobel Prize.

In addition this explanation might be useful too:
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic434.html

It looks like i don't understand this sentence. Isn't the word about the PRICE? They will SELL ,in this case dictionaries, at the special PRISE. They will not give a PRIZE for that. Correct me if I am wrong.

Please accept my apologies, i read the answer wrong.
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Price vs. prize #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 14, 2008 16:37 pm   Price vs. prize
 

Hi Marko,

Thanks a lot for joining our forum. I've read your email and yes, of course we will help you improve your speaking skills as well.
Talk to you soon,
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Price vs. prize #5 (permalink) Thu Aug 14, 2008 17:04 pm   Price vs. prize
 

Torsten wrote:
Hi Marko,

Thanks a lot for joining our forum. I've read your email and yes, of course we will help you improve your speaking skills as well.
Talk to you soon,
Torsten

I am looking forward to it.
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Price vs. prize #6 (permalink) Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:52 am   Price vs. prize
 

Hi Torsten, the expression<For the whole of the next week> sounds pretty curious.Thanks a lot.
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Price vs. prize #7 (permalink) Thu Jun 16, 2011 17:42 pm   Price vs. prize
 

My NAME IS ANZULE But what does it mean prise
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Price vs. prize #8 (permalink) Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:28 am   Price vs. prize
 

I have a small confusion that the sentence refers to sell the dictionaries right,when we are selling,price will come why prize?its a award right,please clarify it.if any mistakes takes place forgive me.i am just in a starting stage.

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Price vs. prize #9 (permalink) Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:32 am   Price vs. prize
 

'price' is the correct answer. Njain, the original poster, seems to have been a little confused.
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