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we never happened to have a lot of time spend together

we never happened to have a lot of time spent together

Which is correct?

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    The second is correct. The first needs a to before spend because it's an infinitive; spent is a past participle here. Dec 31, 2016 at 20:19

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Both are correct. It depends on the context. The first sentence implies that there was an intention (by using the 'to'- infinitive) and the second just emphasises the fact, in the past.

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  • Sorry about this: since you posted this, I rolled back an edit to the question that I felt changed what it was about. The original poster did not have "to" in the first sentence.
    – herisson
    Dec 31, 2016 at 22:39

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