Category: Counting, Date and Time

Level: Beginner

# What are Phrasal Verbs?

• Tell money amounts in dollars and cents.
• Say the dollar amount first, then the cents.
• If the cents amount is zero, we usually don't say it.
• Ask for price using the phrases "How much is it?", "How much does this cost?" or "What's the price of this?"

#### Telling Money Amounts

In English, we usually talk about money in dollars and cents. We read the dollar amount first, then the cents. For example, \$2.50 is "two dollars and fifty cents."

Examples:

• \$1.25 is one dollar and twenty-five cents.

Here, "one dollar" is the dollar amount. "Twenty-five cents" is the cents amount.

• \$10.00 is ten dollars.

When the cents amount is zero, we usually don't say it.

We can tell the price by saying "It is (price)."

Examples:

• It is one dollar twenty-five cents.

It = \$1.25

• The table is ten dollars.

The table = \$10

When you want to know how much something costs, you can ask, "How much is it?", "How much does this cost?" or "What's the price of this?"

Examples:

• How much does this book cost?

The book costs 20 dollars.

You want to know the price of the book.

• What's the price of this toy?

The price of this toy is 15 dollars.

You want to know the price of the toy.

• How much is this computer?

The computer is 300 dollars.

You want to know the price of the computer.