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    Default I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    Dear Teacher,

    Which of the following is correct?

    I spent $500 for her treatment.

    or

    I spent $500 on her treatment.

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    Default Re: I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    They're both OK.

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    Default Re: I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    I would better use "on" here.

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    Default Re: I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetie_sneha View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Which of the following is correct?

    I spent $500 for her treatment.

    or

    I spent $500 on her treatment.
    I agree with Tdol. Both are OK and very common.

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    Default Re: I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    You might say 'I gave her $500 for her treatment.

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    Default Re: I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    Is the treatment continuing? If so, I would use "on".

    If the treatment is complete, I would use "for".

    Though this is probably not a necessary distinction, it seems a matter of intent to me.

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    Default Re: I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    You might say 'I gave her $500 for her treatment.
    That would have a different meaning for me. Your version suggests that the money was given to the woman; the other implies that the money was given to the provider.

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    Default Re: I spent $500 for/on her treatment.

    Ok then 'I gave $500 towards her treatment

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