This ring must be dear.

・現代アメリカ英語においては、"dear"は「高価な」という意味では使われない。

[誤]This ring must be dear.
[正]This ring must be expensive.
[誤]He paid a dear price for his house.
[正]He paid a high price for his house.

・イギリス英語においては使われる。
[正]This ring must be dear.
[正]This ring must be expensive.
[正]He paid a dear price for his house.
[正]He paid a high price for his house.

This ring must be dear.の関連項目