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Would it be right to say

For how much did you buy it?

Is there any other way to ask? I think this question sounds awkward.

Could you please explain why I feel the question is awkward?

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    "How much did you pay for it?"or "How much did you buy it for?"
    – CinCout
    Dec 20 '16 at 4:37
  • It's correct but very formal. I'd go with @CinCout.
    – Mick
    Dec 20 '16 at 4:49
  • It's worse than formal. It's a hyper-correction. There is no rule that forbids ending a sentence with a preposition. That "style" was fobbed off on people hundreds of years ago by other people who wanted English to be more like Latin.
    – Robusto
    Dec 20 '16 at 4:57
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The way you have asked is correct, but quite formal.

As suggested in the comments, I would recommend either of the following:

"How much did you pay for it?"

"How much did you buy it for?"

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For how much did you buy it?

The sentence is grammatical, but the folliwing are more appropriate and common:

How much did it cost you?

How much did you pay for it?

You can also say:

What did you pay for it?

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