1)He gave me a pen to write with.

2)He gave me money to spend.

Why spend is not taking preposition as it is done in first example. Kindly help me.

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    Probably because you spend money. No preposition is needed there, so none is needed in the infinitive. – Lawrence Jan 27 '19 at 8:49

'To spend' is a transitive verb here and it needs no preposition (to spend time, money. etc.).

'To write' needs the preposition 'with' to show the instrument (to write with pen, pencil, chalk, etc.) used.

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  • "She spent all his money on clothes"? "We spent everyday on the beach" – Mari-Lou A Jan 27 '19 at 9:03
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    'On' can be used, but there is not 'on' in the sentence of the question. – user307254 Jan 27 '19 at 9:11
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    Your answer seems to suggest that because ‘spend’ is a transitive verb it doesn't require a preposition. You should clarify (it's easy for a learner to gloss over the "here"). – Mari-Lou A Jan 27 '19 at 9:15
  • So what type of infinitive need preposition in the end. – mannu Jan 27 '19 at 9:51
  • In your case there two Simple Active Infinitives. – user307254 Jan 27 '19 at 9:55

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