Friday, December 23, 2011


Want = (i) have a wish for: ‘I want to go home now.’ (ii) have a requirement for: ‘We want a science graduate for this job.’ (iii) to wish or demand the presence of: ‘I want you at home by evening.’ (iv) be deficient in; lack: ‘Flood victims still want food and shelter.’
Want sb to do sth: ‘The doctor wants me to go for another check-up in two weeks time.’
For polite requests, use would like (NOT want): ‘If you’re not too busy, I’d like you to have a look at my homework.’ ‘I’d like you to send me the coat if you find it.’

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