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Erbab

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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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"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.
 

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I understand, sorry. Sometimes my native language causes me not to use correct words. Thanks for your correction and your answer.
 
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emsr2d2

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Hello!

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

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

I [STRIKE]am suspicious[/STRIKE] suspect that this sentence may not be [STRIKE]true[/STRIKE] 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.
 
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