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    "Spend in V+ing" is it correct expression?

    Hello, I'm student from south korea. I am not accustomed to using English. So please understand my awkward English.
    In studying English, I cannot solve some kinds of grammar problems which I confused.
    Qustion is this,

    "Most of them spend two hours a day time in playing baseball."
    "Most of them spend two hours a day time playing baseball."

    Which is the correct sentence?

    Please give me the precise answer...
    I can't sleep at all at every night for this problem...
    I appreciate if you give me the proper answer ASAP.
    Thank you for your helping.


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    Re: "Spend in V+ing" is it correct expression?

    Hi,

    In my opinion both are incorrect.

    You can write :
    1. Most of them spend two hours a day playing baseball

    or

    2. Most of them spend (some) time playing baseball.

    since 2 hours and time mean the same. or put it specifically as :

    3. Most of them spend (some) time, precisely two hours, in playing baseball.

    Hope it helps........

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    Re: "Spend in V+ing" is it correct expression?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssairam96 View Post
    Hi,

    In my opinion both are incorrect.

    You can write :
    1. Most of them spend two hours a day playing baseball

    or

    2. Most of them spend (some) time playing baseball.

    since 2 hours and time mean the same. or put it specifically as :

    3. Most of them spend (some) time, precisely two hours, in playing baseball.

    Hope it helps........
    thanks for your answer ssairam96,

    But what I ask is that the usage like "spend time in Ving" is correct sentence.
    I mean, for instance,

    I can figure out this sentence is correct. "We spent the evening talking about art and the theatre."
    But is it correct sentence, "We spent the evening in talking about art and the theatre." ?

    Anyway thank you for your helping.


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    need help for become my sources

    hai my name destia
    i m indonesian
    i m in the middle of my thesis with the tittle of "the comparison of apology expression in indonesian people and english foreigner"
    i need help for the people here to become my sources. I hope i m in the right place to ask this. if not please suggest me what to do or if i m not in the right topic where i should place my request.

    thank you for your responses. Gbu

    destia

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    Re: "Spend in V+ing" is it correct expression?

    Quote Originally Posted by divy View Post
    But is it correct sentence, "We spent the evening in talking about art and the theatre." ? No, putting "in" there is not correct.

    Anyway thank you for your helping.
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    Re: need help for become my sources

    Quote Originally Posted by destia View Post
    hai my name destia
    i m indonesian
    i m in the middle of my thesis with the tittle of "the comparison of apology expression in indonesian people and english foreigner"
    i need help for the people here to become my sources. I hope i m in the right place to ask this. if not please suggest me what to do or if i m not in the right topic where i should place my request.

    thank you for your responses. Gbu

    destia
    Welcome!
    No, this is not the right place.

    Go to the top and left of this page and click on "Ask a Teacher". Then post your question or request there.

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