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An example use of expense in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… yes there's an expense to that but you …”
Expense is the cost of something, especially when it is incurred by an individual or business.
the word expense occurs in english on average 14.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that expense can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;