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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 9:58:40 PM
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According to the news report, the 44 pieces it is seeking to be returned were sent out to Rosmah in February and include diamond necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and a tiara; each costs between US$124,000 and US$925,000.

Shouldn't it be "costing" instead of "cost"?

Thanks.
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 10:59:51 PM

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Yes, you are correct.
Audiendus
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 11:25:09 PM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
According to the news report, the 44 pieces it is seeking to be returned were sent out to Rosmah in February and include diamond necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and a tiara; each costs between US$124,000 and US$925,000.

Shouldn't it be "costing" instead of "cost"?

No, because there is a semicolon after "tiara". After the semicolon there has to be a new clause, with a subject ("each") and a finite verb ("costs").

If there were a comma after "tiara", then "costing" would be correct.
palapaguy
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:03:52 AM

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I stand corrected. The commas win.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:00:48 AM

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Personally, I would have used "comma - each costing" or "full stop - Each costs", but that's just me.


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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:26:53 AM
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Thanks to both of you.
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