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Irregular Verb - To spend

To buy

spend / spent / spent / spending

Tenses for the Verb - To spend

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Timeline Future Tense Present Tense Past Tense

The Past

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."

The Present

Present Continuous - "He is spending too much money on beer."

Present Simple - "He spends money on beer every week."

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."

The Future

Future Continuous - "He's spending money on beer again tomorrow."

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.

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