My sister spends a lot of money on/for/to/in something

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  1. hirashin

    hirashin Sempai
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    Dear native English speakers,
    which preposition would be used,
    (a) My sister spends a lot of money on clothing.
    (b) My sister spends a lot of money for clothing.
    (c) My sister spends a lot of money to clothing.
    (d) My sister spends a lot of money in clothing.

    I think (a) would be fine, but how about the others?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hirashin
     
  2. joadbres

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    Only (a) is what you should be teaching / using.
    (c) and (d) are grammatically problematic and should be avoided.
    (b) is grammatically OK, but conveys a different nuance. It suggests that your sister pays more money than what is necessary / than what other people pay (e.g., she doesn't buy clothing at a discount or bargain price).
     
  3. hirashin

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    Thank you for the help, joadbres.
     

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