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Common English Expressions: Buying Things/Shopping

Useful Expressions-Buying Things or Shopping


The action or an occasion of purchasing something is called Buying or Shopping. It is the financial process to acquire the possession by paying money or by exchange or concession. Here are the most commonly used expressions for Buying or Shopping:

  How much is it?
  How much is that?
  How much is this?
  How much is this…?
  How much does this cost?
  How much does this … cost?
  How much are these all together?
  How much it costs?
  How much should I pay?
  What’s the cost/price?
  What’s the cost/price of…?
  What’s a regular price for that…?
  Price please
  May I know the price?
  May I try it?
  Can I try it on?
  Can I bring this back if it doesn’t fit?
  Where’s the changing room?
  I don’t like this
  Does this come with a guarantee?
  Do you have this in another size?
  Do you have this in another colour?
  Do you take returns?
  It’s nice but it doesn’t quite fit
  I can’t afford it
  I’m not sure I can afford this
  I think it’s affordable for me
  I think it’s better for me
  I think I will take this one
  This one is cheaper, isn’t it?
  Is it made of … material?
  Nothing else, thank you
  No I don’t need anything else
  No, nothing more
  No, that’s sufficient
  No, print a bill
  Do you accept credit cards?
  Do you take credit cards?
  Can I pay with a credit card?
  Can I pay with a debit card?
  Can I pay with PhonePe?
  Can I pay with Google Pay?
  Can I swipe my card?
  Can I pay in cash?
  Can I get a receipt, please?
  Can I get a bill, please?
  Can I get a concession/discount?
  Can I get a carry bag, please?
  Will you wrap it up, please?
  Are there any sales going on?
  Is this fully refundable?
  Is there any exchange offer?
  Is there a special offer?
  Is there a festival offer?
  Is there a discount on it?
  What kind of material is this?

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