What do you think of this sentence?
In a article,
"By some estimates, around 60 percent of time spend in conversation with other people involves some form of gossip about social relationships."
What does the word spend mean? Is it a verb or a typo? Or can we see it as a noun ( time spend as a whole)?
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
It's a typo for sure.
It should be either 'spent', or 'we spend'.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Yes, it's a typo. It should be either "time spent" or "time people spend."
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks ago
appears to be a typo. It should be "spent". the sentence is not grammatically correct as written.
- BrianLv 64 weeks ago
The word most likely should have been spent, not spend. Meaning used up.
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- Karen LLv 74 weeks ago
To spend, used this way, means 'to use time'.
In your example, the wrong tense is used. Spend is the present tense. The correct tense is the simple past, which is 'spent'.