Tenses for the Verb - To spend
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Past Continuous - "He was spending time* with his mother, when he
realised he hadn't got any beer."
Past Simple - "He spent a lot of money on beer in April."
Past Perfect Simple - "By the end of April he
had spent £52 on beer."
Past Perfect Continuous - "By the time he got paid at the end of the April he had already spent all his money."
Present Continuous - "He is spending too much money on beer."
Present Simple - "He spends money on beer every
Present Perfect Simple - "He has already spent £36 on beer since the end of April."
Present Perfect Continuous - "He has been spending too much time down the pub since he turned 18."
Future Continuous - "He's spending money on beer again
Future Simple - "He will spend at least £52 on beer this month."
Future Perfect Simple - "By the end of the month he will
have already spent all his money on beer."
Future Perfect Continuous - "By the end of the year he will have given up beer, and will have stopped spending all his money on it."
!Note - *We can spend time as well as money.