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    Squander

    <My sweetest and respected teachers> I was chatting with someone.I wrote 'I don't wanna squander my time by typing it again' or should i have written 'I don't wanna squander my time on typing it again'???

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    Re: Squander

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    Twilit1988,

    I think either of the alernatives is acceptable. My first choice would be "by."

    I would be careful of the use of the colloquial "wanna" in written English although that is how "want to" often sounds in informal speech.

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    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 09-Nov-2008 at 06:36. Reason: add statement

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    Re: Squander

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    <My sweetest and respected teachers> I was chatting with someone.I wrote 'I don't wanna squander my time by typing it again' or should i have written 'I don't wanna squander my time on typing it again'???
    Actually you don't need "by" or "on". You can just say, 'I don't want to squander my time typing it again.'
    I don't know how often "squander" is used for "time". 'waste' or 'spend' is what is usually used.

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