An expense is something that a person spends money on. Bills, rents, mortgages, and purchases are examples of expenses. The word "expense" is different from the word "expensive." Use the word "expense" as a noun:

  • Vanessa’s monthly expenses are too high. She should cut back on spending.
  • There are many extra expenses that go along with owning a car.
  • After deducting their expenses, the owners of the company discovered they made a profit.
  • Owning a house is a huge expense.
  • My daily expenses are very low.
  • What are your living expenses like?
  • A car is an expense that I can do without. (do without = don’t need or don’t want)


His monthly expenses are quite high.

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July 2, 2014