30 day challenge! I challenge you to learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days: increase your vocabulary. Today we will learn phrasal verbs with PRICE: price out, price up, price down.
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This is the Rachel’s English 30-Day Challenge! Learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days! Jumpstart your vocabulary in 2017. Today is Day 10 and we’re studying “price” phrasal verbs.
I chose to include this verb in my 30-day challenge because it’s something I’ve been doing a lot of lately. My husband and I are looking to make a lot of large purchases for our home: a dining room table and chairs, a couch, chairs and tables for the living room, maybe a new bed. We might even buy a TV – we haven’t had one for as long as we’ve been living together.
So when you’re buying something that’s fairly expensive, you generally don’t just go to the store, pick one out, and buy it. You might go to several stores, look online, do some research. When you’re researching the price of something, you’re pricing it out. We have to price out the cost of a new roof. Another way you could say this is with another phrasal verb, shop around. That is when you look at more than one place in order to choose what you’re going to buy. We shopped around all day to price out new TV’s and I think we got a great deal!
You might also see the phrases price up or price down. When you price something up, you increase the price. They priced it up when they realized everyone wanted one. When you price something down, you reduce the price. Hopefully things will be priced down after the holidays.
Price begins with the PR consonant cluster. For the R, the front of the tongue should be pulled back and up. Rr– Rr–. Some language groups will instead make an L, ll, pllice, but we want prrrrice. Then we have the AI as in BUY diphthong: pri- Pri— Jaw drop, then less jaw drop as the front of the tongue arches towards the front of the roof of the mouth. Pri– Price. Then the S sound. The teeth come together. Tongue tip can either point down or up. Price.
So, to review. To price out means to compare the prices of something. This table costs this much at one store, and this similar table costs this at this other store. Shop around also means to look at more than one place, more than one store, for any given item.
Price up means to increase the price, and price down means to decrease the price.
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