Let's imagine I have some boats with different prices. I am going to be selling them soon. I have gotten a person to buy one of them and he approached the boat I am selling for the highest price. Can I say something like:

I am selling it for more expensive than others

I am selling it more expensive than others

I am selling it for more expensive than all

I am selling it more expensive than all

I am selling it for a more expensive price than others

or how can it be said correctly?


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Most of these suggestions are ungrammatical and even the last one, which is grammatical, is unnatural.

As @geoyeo says in their answer, expensive is a adjective, so it must modify a noun. Furthermore, expensive means "high-priced," so it sounds unnatural to say "a more expensive price" since that means "a more high-priced price," which sounds redundant. The adjective expensive is generally applied to the object being sold (i.e., the boat), not to the price of the object.

A more natural way of saying what you're trying to express could be:

This boat is more expensive than the others I am selling.

Or even better:

This is the most expensive boat that I am selling.

Note that using the superlative most contrasts the boat against all of the others in the category without needing to mention them.


Formally, the last statement is grammatically correct, as expensive is an adjective, therefore a noun would have to come after. However, many phrase the term differently, some examples are in the other answers. Hope this helps!


I feel like it should be formulated this way; "I am selling it at a higher rate compared to the others". I hope this helps!

  • It isn't a "rate" that would be either how fast you are selling, or the interest that you are charging. It doesn't mean the price.
    – James K
    Jul 18, 2019 at 20:39

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