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    the word "spend"

    hello,

    In my knowledge the word " spend", its subject is always sb. but recently I saw a sentence "The light of the sun spends eight minutes arriving in the earth." Is the sentence correct? Can sth. be the subejct of "spend"?

    Thanks

    Paula

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    the word "spend"

    hello,

    In my knowledge the word " spend", its subject is always sb. but recently I saw a sentence "The light of the sun spends eight minutes arriving in the earth." Is the sentence correct? Can sth. be the subejct of "spend"?

    Thanks

    Paula

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    Yes, in your example sentence it means that the light takes that long to get from the sun to earth. People spend time. Light spends time. But in different ways.

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    Yes, in your example sentence it means that the light takes that long to get from the sun to earth. People spend time. Light spends time. But in different ways.

    :)

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    Re: the word "spend"

    Quote Originally Posted by guest
    hello,

    In my knowledge the word " spend", its subject is always sb. but recently I saw a sentence "The light of the sun spends eight minutes arriving in the earth." Is the sentence correct? Can sth. be the subejct of "spend"?

    Thanks

    Paula
    There is also a meaning of "spend" which is "to wear out or exhaust".

    The hurricane finally spent itself.

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