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    Spend for/on

    Hello!

    I know that we use ''spend money on something.''

    But this sentence ,I have met on the Internet, is confused me.

    ''Students in big cities have to spend more for shopping''

    I am suspicious that this sentence may not be true. Spend more on shopping, or spend money on shopping is more grammatical, isn't it?

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    Re: Spend for/on

    "Students in big cities have to spend more on [their] shopping."

    You suspect that the sentence is not correct, not that it's not true.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Spend for/on

    I understand, sorry. Sometimes my native language causes me not to use correct words. Thanks for your correction and your answer.
    Last edited by Erbab; 22-Jul-2017 at 12:49.

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    Re: Spend for/on

    Quote Originally Posted by Erbab View Post
    Hello!

    I know that we use ''spend money on something (no full stop here)'' but I saw this sentence I have met on the Internet (no comma here) and is it confused me.

    ''Students in big cities have to spend more for shopping.''

    I am suspicious suspect that this sentence may not be true correct. "Spend more on shopping" or "spend money on shopping" (you suggested the same preposition twice there) is more grammatical, isn't it?
    See my corrections above.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Jul-2017 at 23:00.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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