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As I'm just a student, I don't have enough money to take a class that (takes / imposes) me high cost.

I don't know what word I have to use in this context. But I vaguely remember someone using takes in this situation. Can you help me find proper word to use here?

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    As I'm just a student, I don't have enough money to take a class, which demands me high cost.
    – Ramya S
    Aug 12 '15 at 7:15
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    I think "incur" may fit, but I don't think it's at all idiomatic. I would've up-voted answers that suggest a more idiomatic phrase, if your question asked for a rephrase; but you ask for a word. Aug 12 '15 at 9:57
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There's no word you can put there that results in a grammatical sentence. You could say:

As I'm just a student, I don't have enough money to take a class that costs me a lot.

As I'm just a student, I don't have enough money to take an expensive class.

As I'm just a student, I don't have enough money to take a class that has a high cost.

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  • In the first sentence, "me" would probably be implied. Jun 7 '16 at 22:42
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A typical idiomatic way to express this (in AmE) is:

  • That class is too expensive—I can't afford it.
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As other answers show, there are many ways of expressing the intended sense. But sticking as close as possible to OP's original suggestion...

I don't have enough money to take a class that imposes a high cost on me.

Here are a few hundred written instances where [something expensive] imposes a high cost on [those who pay for it], but note that there are even more instances of the plural form imposes high costs on (which would be equally acceptable in OP's example, and means the same thing).

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You can also use the word "demand".

As I'm just a student, I don't have enough money to take a class, which demands me high cost.

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    No. Firstly, you can't use demand ditransitively like that, and secondly it's not very idiomatic to use high cost without an article. It would have to be which demands a high cost of me (or somewhat more "poetically", which demands of me a high cost). Jun 7 '16 at 12:32

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