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What's the cost of this watch?
What's the price of this watch?

Price is the amount of money paid by the customer. Cost is the amount paid by the shopkeeper. We can say How much does it cost?

Value is the usefulness or importance of something. The value of milk as a food, the value of education. Face value is the amount printed on a piece of-paper-money or on a postage stamp.

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I hurt a toe of my right foot.
I hurt a finger of my right foot.

Fingers are on the hand, and toes are on the foot.

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Stand in the centre of the circle.
Stand in the middle of the circle.
He was in the middle of the street.
He was in the centre of the street.

Centre is the point that is equidistant from the edge of a circle. Middle is the area equidistant from two sides: middle of the road, middle of the room, middle of the page, etc.

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All the streets were full of men.
All the streets were full of people.

Use people and not men when the reference is to human beings in general.

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What's the reason for a sandstorm?
What's the cause of a sandstorm?
You have a good cause of coming.
You have a good reason for coming.

A cause is that which produces a result. A reason is that which explains or justifies a result.

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