In the simple present tense, which one is true based on this sentence? And, please explain.

The food in Japan is expensive. It {cost / costs} a lot to live there.

  • Why do you think yourself? – Cardinal May 20 '19 at 16:32
  • @cardinal Because I try to answer question in my tenses book. I'm learning tenses. do you have other answer maybe ? Thanks in advance. – Dark Cyber May 20 '19 at 21:18
  • One person answered your question, I hope that helps. – Cardinal May 20 '19 at 21:21

Subject and verb must agree in number (singular or plural). The subject "It" is singular. Therefore the verb must also be singular: "costs"

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