We usually use the adjective 'cheap' to say that something costs less money than we expected.
Cheap can suggest that something is poor quality. To avoid the negative connotation of this word, we can use other adjectives when we talk about products and services that cost little money.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use 6 different adjectives that can replace the word 'cheap'.
Let's look at the example sentences below.
LOW (meaning: not costing a lot of money)
We use 'low' to talk about prices, rents, and fees.
REASONABLE (meaning: not too expensive)
When a price is 'reasonable', it seems fair – neither cheap nor expensive.
INEXPENSIVE (rather formal) (meaning: cheap; doesn't cost a lot of money)
When we say that something is 'inexpensive', we actually mean it's good value for its price.
AFFORDABLE (meaning: not expensive)
When something is 'affordable', it is cheap enough for most people to be able to buy.
COMPETITIVE (meaning: not expensive to make, buy, or use)
Competitive prices and rates are as low as those charged by other shops and companies.
ECONOMICAL (meaning: cheap because you do not need to use a lot of money)
We use 'economical' when something doesn't cost much money.
10 Ways to Say that Something is Bad
10 Ways to Say that Something is Good
6 Ways to Say that Something is Expensive
Common Phrases in Spoken English (Part 1)
Common Phrases in Spoken English (Part 2)
Please LIKE and SHARE with friends!
DO YOU WANT TO PRACTISE SPEAKING ENGLISH IN A GROUP?
Practise speaking English with other learners of English for 7 days.
Record a voice message of up to 10 minutes and share it with others for feedback.
Interaction is encouraged, so you can learn from others.
COME AND JOIN US!
Your English Success Today is happy to share some free lessons with you. We want to help you improve your English language skills through this blog. Please feel free to leave a comment and share this blog with your friends and colleagues who are also learning English. We hope you enjoy our lessons.
You must not modify, adapt, copy, store, transfer or circulate the contents of this website under any other branding or as part of any other product. You may not print out material for any commercial purpose or resale.
Copyright © Your English Success Today
Click & Share! Get 20% OFF.
Our Contact Info:
You can contact us on Facebook, Instagram, Skype or via email.