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robjen
Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:03:21 PM
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I am going to make up a sentence below.

(ex) Shopping with cash allows me to control money spending.

Does it make sense to say "money spending"?

Thanks a lot.
Audiendus
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 8:27:43 AM
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robjen wrote:
(ex) Shopping with cash allows me to control money spending.

Does it make sense to say "money spending"?


It is not natural. I would say "to control my spending". (It is obvious that you are referring to money.)
Romany
Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 12:03:58 PM
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Because in English the fewer words the better - we don't "waste time" by stating the obvious. So, unless you are spending solid gold bars, (or cattle!) whatever you are spending is money!

Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 4:49:17 AM

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You could also use the words splurging or squandering.


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