Here is the sentence:

In Mrs. Curall's office, Ruben feigned the flu. He hoped to be excused from class, get an extension on his paper, and __________.

The blank needs to begin with an infinitive. You chose spend ..., which matches be and get, keeping the structure parallel.

When you have a series of infinitives, as you do in this sentence, the to at the beginning of the series covers all of the infinitives that follow.

Nice work, grammar brain!

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