Often confused words – price and prize
A lot of words in English vocabulary are very similar, but have different meanings. These two words are often confused in the English Language:
- The price of something is how much we pay for it.
- – Excuse me! Could you tell me the price of these shoes, please?
- – Yes, of course. They are $49.99
- The clothes shop has started its sales, most prices are down 30%
- A prize is what you might get if you win a race.
- John won the provincial half-marathon, his prize was a years’ supply of sportswear.
- The school are holding a draw to raise funds for handicapped children. The first prize is a Christmas hamper valued at 80 euros.