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My original sentence is

I sold the ring that I bought for 25$ from one of my friends a few years ago for 5$.

I mean that

I sold, for 5$, the ring that I bought for 25$ from one of my friends a few years ago.

While I want to keep "for 5$" at the end, can I write the first sentence or should I use a comma like

I sold the ring that I bought for 25$ from one of my friends a few years ago , for 5$

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  • Despite the fact that "one of my friends" is grammatically correct, it's not idiomatic. Instead, you should say "a friend of mine." When you say "He's one of my friends", you're implying that you have more than one friend. If you say "He's a friend of mine" you're not necessarily implying that. You may have many friends but you're just telling people that "he" is a friend.
    – Mohd Sala
    Apr 7 at 18:44

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We should write "$25" instead of "25$" although it is read the other way.

Example 1 is clear enough, that the $5 refers to the amount you got.

With an additional comma to the sentence, as in example 3, the significance of the value $5 seems to be reduced.

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