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What's the common way for the seller to answer a question inquiring about a price for alcohol?

I am especially interested in what preposition would be used right before the container (which is almost always a bottle)

-- How much is the Red Bull wine?

-- It's 12 dollars per a bottle.

Or should it be

12 dollars for a bottle

or simply

12 dollars a bottle

or what?

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All three options work and are widely used. But you do need to drop the article if you use 'per':

  • 12 dollars per bottle
  • 12 dollars for a bottle
  • 12 dollars a bottle
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    Or just "12 dollars", since we know that wine is normally sold in bottles, it could be understood from the context. – James K May 28 at 18:42

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