李佳骏 Jan
Are there any phrases to describe the situation that a man was charged more than a normal price.. I don't know if I can say 'someone is charged xxx dollars' cause I've never seen this kind of form…If it's incorrect may you help me make it grammatically right : ) Thank you in advance!
Oct 11, 2018 10:37 PM
Answers · 7
"Someone was over charged." Or even "Someone got ripped off."
October 11, 2018
"The man was overcharged." This is a neutral statement of fact. It suggests that a mistake was made. If the man was intentionally charged more than he should have been, then "the man was cheated." If the man was willing to pay more than the normal price because he got better or faster treatment, then "the man paid a premium" or "the man was charged an extra fee." For example, "he paid an extra fee for front-row seats in the theatre," or "she was willing to pay a premium for reservations on the faster train."
October 11, 2018
If done intentionally, then the man was gouged.
October 12, 2018
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