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    Default spend more time to

    Hi,

    Question:
    Do I use "spend more time to" correctly?

    Sentence:
    My girl friend is boring.
    She wants me to spend more time to chat with her.

    My opinion:
    I think it is fine, but I would like to see other people's opinion.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: spend more time to

    Not a teacher.
    As far as I know, the correct structure is 'spend more time doing sth' not 'spend more time to do sth'.

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    Default Re: spend more time to

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    Not a teacher.
    As far as I know, the correct structure is 'spend more time doing sth' not 'spend more time to do sth'.
    'spend more time doing sth'

    Hi,

    Do I need a "on"?

    Ie, 'spend more time on doing sth'

    Thanks

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    Default Re: spend more time to

    Last edited by ha179; 30-Dec-2009 at 13:07.

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    Default Re: spend more time to

    Do you mean that his is boring, or that she is bored?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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