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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    I want going there

    Can I say "I want going there"?

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    #2

    Re: I want going there

    No.

    Say "I want to go there."

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    Re: I want going there

    In BrE, you can say The window wants/needs cleaning, instead of to be cleaned, where want has the old meaning of need, a meaning that is not very common today.

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