Take another look at 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—but one without the to. Notice that get, the second infinitive, has no to, so spend should not either.

Before you continue, review the rules for parallel structure.

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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