the word "spend"

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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"?

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Paula
 
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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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guest said:
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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