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I want to express to another person how much he is willing to pay for a task and he can openly tell me. Upfront seems a good word for this. Which of the two sentences is correct:

  1. You can let me know the price upfront
  2. you can let me know the price upfrontly

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"Upfront" (or "Up front") is correct, as you're asking him to tell you at the start (which is what "up front" means).

Because "upfront" is a preposition you can't do something "upfrontly" any more than you can do something "fromly".

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    It may be worth mentioning that "upfrontly" is not a word and is therefore never correct.
    – TypeIA
    Jan 17, 2021 at 13:02
  • Why is upfront a preposition? Dictionary says it's an adjective/adverb? Thanks
    – pensee
    Jan 17, 2021 at 13:38
  • So, you can be "upfront" with someone which means honest/transparent, but in the context of your usage you're saying when you want to know the price, i.e. at the start.
    – elliotcm
    Jan 17, 2021 at 13:40

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