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)?

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    It's a typo for sure.

    It should be either 'spent', or 'we spend'.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, it's a typo. It should be either "time spent" or "time people spend."

  • 4 weeks ago

    appears to be a typo.  It should be "spent".  the sentence is not grammatically correct as written.

  • Brian
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    The word most likely should have been spent, not spend. Meaning used up.

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  • 4 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'.

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