Grammar Patterns

Plural nouns

The 'costs' group

These nouns refer to costs or payments. (Borrowings, expenses 1, and reparations also occur in a singular form with no determiner.)
Overall operating costs are being reduced by further productivity.
Worries over rent, rates and other outgoings have constrained business occupiers.
  • borrowings
  • costs
  • death duties
  • expenses
  • outgoings
  • overheads
  • rates
  • reparations
  • running costs
  • subs
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