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Posted by rfvv on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:06pm.



1. He spent a lot of money on dancing.
2. He spent a lot of money in dancing.
3. He spent a lot of money on buying things at the shop.
4. He spent a lot of money in buying things at the shop.
5. He spent a lot of money dancing.
6. He spent a lot of money buying things at the shop.

(Which expressions are grammatical?)

•English - Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:10pm
2 and 4 are incorrect. The others are right.
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Thank you very much for your help. What about the following? I changed 'money' into 'time'.

1. He spent a lot of time on dancing.
2. He spent a lot of time in dancing.
3. He spent a lot of time on buying things at the shop.
4. He spent a lot of time in buying things at the shop.
5. He spent a lot of time dancing.
6. He spent a lot of time buying things at the shop.

(Which expressions are grammatical?)

  • English - ,

    5 and 6 are best. The others are awkward.

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