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Are the following sentences acceptable ?

1 He will receive an award during the awards ceremony . Can we do away with"s" for an award ceremony ?

2. Last year, I spent for about $1,000 on shoes.

Is the prepostion "for" necessary ?
3. The nickname " Police" was given to him he was in elementry school because his dad served as a policeman at the City Police Station. The nickname has since struck to him.

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1a. He will receive an award during the awards ceremony. (OK)
1b. He will receive an award during the award ceremony. (OK)

2a. Last year, I spent for about $1,000 on shoes. (Not OK)
2b. Last year, I spent about $1,000 on shoes. (OK)

3. The nickname " Police" was given to him when he was in elementry school because his dad served as a policeman at the City Police Station. The nickname has since stuck.

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Learner said:
Are the following sentences acceptable ?

1 He will receive an award during the awards ceremony . Can we do away with"s" for an award ceremony ?

2. Last year, I spent for about $1,000 on shoes.

Is the prepostion "for" necessary ?
3. The nickname " Police" was given to him he was in elementry school because his dad served as a policeman at the City Police Station. The nickname has since struck to him.

Thanks.

In addition to what Cas said, you can say "Last year, I spent about $1,000 for shoes.
 
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or spent £1000 on buying...... i do not know, am i right?
 

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shopping20 said:
or spent £1000 on buying...... i do not know, am i right?

Not "on buying shoes", just "buying shoes". :wink:
 

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shopping20 said:
really? i see. i should remember it.

One can spend money on something, but not on the buying of something.
 

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shopping20 said:
so can i use spend time or others on doing sth?

Yes, you can spend time on somebody or spend time doing something.

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shopping20 said:
so can i use spend time or others on doing sth?

The same rules apply. One can spend time "with someone" or "on something", but one spends time "doing an activity".
 
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