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    Spend some time to or on ?

    Hi teachers,

    It's summer vacation. Jan, Sue and Ann will go to the beach near our school after they have finished the afternoon classes.
    They asked me on the phone if I wanted to go to the beach with them, but I said no.
    I told them that I want to spend some time to read a book.

    Now I have a question about the word Spend, should I use on or to after Spend?


    Please help me, teachers.

    Thank you

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    Re: Spend some time to or on ?

    'I want to spend some time (on) reading a book.' ('On' may be omitted.)

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    Re: Spend some time to or on ?

    Thanks Moderator Rover_KE,

    Are there any mistakes in the following sentences?

    1. I told them that I wanted to spend some time reading a book.
    2. I told them that 'I want to spend some time reading a book.'

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    Re: Spend some time to or on ?

    In that context, the past tense is better.

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