Is it natural and correct to say do a particular amount of money on something meaning to pay or receive money for a service? For example:

The most I can do on that car is 1000 dollars.

By that I mean the most can sell the car for is 1000 dollars.

If it's not natural, would you please tell if it is more natural to swap on out for for there?

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When in the context of a purchase, I would definitely agree with you that swapping out the "on" for "for" would sound more natural and correct.

The most I can do for that car is 1000 dollars.

  • Thanks for your answer! Would you tell me if "on" would work if it was me who were going to buy the car. Dec 1, 2021 at 6:14
  • This is the sentence that you would use if you were buying the car: saying "The most I can for that car is 1000 dollars." is the same as saying "The most I am willing to pay for that car is 1000 dollars."
    – myacorn
    Dec 1, 2021 at 6:36
  • Sorry! I made a mistake! Would you please tell me if it is correct to use "on" instead of "for" if I were the one selling the car? Dec 1, 2021 at 7:04

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