Nothing ‘needs’ high cost

😦 Studying abroad needs high cost!

flag-of-indonesia This one does not translate directly from Indonesian. In fact the meaning changes dramatically!

In English if you say something ‘needs high cost’ then you are saying:

  • It is better if this thing is expensive!
  • If it is not expensive I’m not interested!
  • flag-of-indonesia I am ‘gengsi’!

This is like the king who is building a palace that is bigger and better than all of the other palaces owned by all of the other kings.

‘High cost’ is used in English as part of a longer noun phrase:

  • the high cost of living
  • high cost housing
  • cheap clothing’s high cost

The preposition phrase (‘of blah blah’) is probably the most common:

  • the high cost of studying abroad

If you are writing about the cost of studying abroad then you might say:

🙂 The high cost of studying abroad needs to be taken into consideration. Studying abroad is expensive.

@eapguru

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