Common mistake price (prize)

Common Grammar Mistakes: Price vs. Prize

Mixing up words with similar spellings is a common mistake in English. One such pair is "price" and "prize." These words may sound similar, but they have different meanings and usage. Let's explore the differences between them:


"Price" refers to the amount of money that you need to pay or exchange for a product or service. It represents the value of the item or service in monetary terms. Here are a few examples:

  • The price of this car is $20,000.
  • She bought the dress at a discounted price.
  • They are selling their house at a high price.


"Prize" is used to describe something that is won or received as a reward. It can be a tangible object or an intangible honor. Take a look at these examples:

  • She won first prize in the dance competition.
  • The winner of the raffle will receive a cash prize.
  • He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking research.

Remember, "price" is associated with the value of a product or service, while "prize" refers to something that is attained as a reward.

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price (prize) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    She won a price.

    She won a prize.

  • Incorrect:
    That is the consolation price.

    That is the consolation prize.

  • Incorrect:
    These are the consolation prices.

    These are the consolation prizes.

  • Incorrect:
    That is the Nobel Price.

    That is the Nobel Prize.

  • Incorrect:
    He won the Noble Peace Price.

    He won the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Incorrect:
    A Noble committee is a working body responsible for most of the work involved in selecting Nobel Prize laureates.

    A Nobel Committee is a working body responsible for most of the work involved in selecting Nobel Prize laureates.

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