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  1. moonlike's Avatar
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    "Spend on my family" or "spend for my family"?

    Hi
    As it's written in my OALD, we say "spend on something/ on doing something". How about a case that the object is a person? For example, I like spending money on my family/ parents or should we say "for my family"? (Although the use of "for" is because of my first language, we use for in Persian equivalent which I think isn't acceptable in English.)
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "Spend on my family" or "spend for my family"?

    'On' is the normal preposition.

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