more than I had paid

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more than I had paid

Post by azz » Tue May 07, 2019 7:04 pm

a. I had to pay ten more dollars to get what I wanted.

b. I had to pay another ten dollars to get what I wanted.

c. I had to pay ten dollars in addition to what I had paid to get what I wanted.


d. I had to pay ten dollars more than I had paid to get what I wanted.

e. I had to pay ten dollars more than what I had paid to get what I wanted.


I think the sentences are all grammatical, but do the last two mean the same as the others?

I am not sure about that.

Let's say I had paid 40 dollars to John to get what I wanted. But then he said I had to pay an additional ten dollars. I had to pay him ten more dollars. The first three can be used in this case. What about the other two. If I use them in that context, wouldn't I be saying that I paid someone ten dollars more than what I had paid to John? Wouldn't I be saying that I paid someone 50 dollars?


Many thanks.
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