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Palinkasocsi
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:03:23 PM
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Dear Friends,

Could anyone please help me with this:

What does 'raise the price BY 400 dollars' mean?

1. the total will be 400?
2. something will cost 400 dollars more (than say its original price)?

Thank you!

Pal

papo_308
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:35:56 PM
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In my opinion, 2. is correct.
1. would be expressed as 'raise the price TO 400 dollars', i.e. the final price will be 400 dollars (not sure what you mean by the total).
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:59:27 PM

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Yes - papo is right.

If the price is originally 1200, you raise the price by 400 . The result is 1600.

If the price is originally 300, you raise the price to 400. You raise it by 100.
Palinkasocsi
Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 2:08:37 PM
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Thank you very much! Applause

Pal
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