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I am trying to write a sentence, but I am not sure should I put "in" or "on". Or is it fine to put either one of them?

  1. James spends his family fortune on his opulent lifestyle.
  2. James spends his family fortune in his opulent lifestyle.
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Neither of those sentences quite works. Presumably you want the past tense, so you need spent rather than spend. Try something like this:

  1. James spent his family fortune on an opulent lifestyle.
  2. James spent his family fortune in opulent living.

Perhaps a better word than spent is squandered. It really gives that sense of wasted.

  • Hi!Thank you for the rely.May I know why is it wrong to use Spend? – YOYO Dec 11 '18 at 1:45
  • As in I want to show that he is doing it right now and he will continue this kind of lifestyle. Thank You! – YOYO Dec 11 '18 at 1:46
  • Sorry, I mean if I use Spends instead, is it okay? – YOYO Dec 11 '18 at 2:24
  • You could use spends, but is spending would be better, as it is something he is doing over time. – ralph.m Dec 11 '18 at 2:31
  • @YOYO You can look up the word spend in the dictionary and consider the meaning of the examples where they use spend in simple present tense. – Din Dec 11 '18 at 2:38

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