How much did your shoes cost? ₤60? - No, more than that.

Is it natural to say instead of "No, more than that.":

"No, more expensive.",

"More expensive.",

"No, more.",

or just "More."?

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The only ones that sound non-fluent to me, as a US English speaker, are the ones with expensive. They're not wrong, exactly, it's just that if I were answering with a full sentence, it would be "They cost more than ₤60", and anything else sounds like a reduced version of that sentence, so it sounds odd to use "expensive".

I might use the word expensive if I were creating an entirely new sentence, like, "No, they were more expensive than that." But they in this case refers to the shoes and not the ₤60; expensive is applied to items, not usually prices themselves; I would say these shoes are more expensive than those shoes, but not ₤70 is more expensive than ₤60.

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