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    Are the following sentences acceptable ?

    1 He will receive an award during the awards ceremony . Can we do away with"s" for an award ceremony ?

    2. Last year, I spent for about $1,000 on shoes.

    Is the prepostion "for" necessary ?
    3. The nickname " Police" was given to him he was in elementry school because his dad served as a policeman at the City Police Station. The nickname has since struck to him.

    Thanks.

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    1a. He will receive an award during the awards ceremony. (OK)
    1b. He will receive an award during the award ceremony. (OK)

    2a. Last year, I spent for about $1,000 on shoes. (Not OK)
    2b. Last year, I spent about $1,000 on shoes. (OK)

    3. The nickname " Police" was given to him when he was in elementry school because his dad served as a policeman at the City Police Station. The nickname has since stuck.

    All the best,

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    upstairs, u r a real teacher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learner
    Are the following sentences acceptable ?

    1 He will receive an award during the awards ceremony . Can we do away with"s" for an award ceremony ?

    2. Last year, I spent for about $1,000 on shoes.

    Is the prepostion "for" necessary ?
    3. The nickname " Police" was given to him he was in elementry school because his dad served as a policeman at the City Police Station. The nickname has since struck to him.

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    In addition to what Cas said, you can say "Last year, I spent about $1,000 for shoes.

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    or spent £1000 on buying...... i do not know, am i right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopping20
    or spent £1000 on buying...... i do not know, am i right?
    Not "on buying shoes", just "buying shoes". :wink:

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    really? i see. i should remember it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopping20
    really? i see. i should remember it.
    One can spend money on something, but not on the buying of something.

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    so can i use spend time or others on doing sth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopping20
    so can i use spend time or others on doing sth?
    Yes, you can spend time on somebody or spend time doing something.

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