Governments have spent quite a lot for space exploration using public money.
Indonesian collocation? (Let me know if I’m wrong in the comments below..)
The preposition you need in English is spend on:
Another way to express this is using __ing:
You can also spend money in a particular place:
In this case, of course other prepositions of place will be possible (around, at, etc.)
The language used to talk about spending money also applies to spending time, except that we don’t often spend time ‘on‘ someone, rather we spend time ‘with‘ them:
Spending time is also discussed in a previous post.
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