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Less expensive #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 11, 2005 22:35 pm   Less expensive
 

Test No. errors/advan-5 "At the Airport", question 4

When you buy items like perfume and jewellery on the plane itself, you can usually save money because the goods are less valuable.

(a) items
(b) jewellery
(c) save
(d) valuable

Test No. errors/advan-5 "At the Airport", answer 4

When you buy items like perfume and jewellery on the plane itself, you can usually save money because the goods are less expensive.

Correct entry: expensive
The error was: (d) valuable

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
When you buy items like perfume and jewellery on the plane itself, you can usually save money because the goods are less priced.
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may I use priced instead of expensive? thanks
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Less expensive #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 12, 2005 0:50 am   Less expensive
 

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Hello Sinbad,

No, less priced is not a natural expression (it would mean that there were fewer prices put on the items!). You are thinking of the phrase, lower priced.
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Less expensive #3 (permalink) Sun Sep 04, 2011 16:06 pm   Less expensive
 

Can you use "less pricey"?
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Less expensive #4 (permalink) Sun Sep 04, 2011 19:17 pm   Less expensive
 

Thast would be an acceptable phrase, Angry.
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