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    Help with grammer

    For future prediction and planning with "want" can we use will/be going
    to with "want"?
    Please use an example.
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    Re: Help with grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by celtaflorida View Post
    For future prediction and planning with "want" can we use will/be going
    to with "want"?
    Please use an example.
    Thanks.
    It might be best if you provided an example to indicate what you mean.
    I can't think of how to use "want" for future prediction.

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    Re: Help with grammer

    Informally, 'want' can sometimes have a meaning similar to that of 'need'.

    If you are going to hike that far, you'll want to take at least five litres of water.

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    Re: Help with grammer

    e.g.
    I will want to meet with her new employee tomorrow..
    I'm going to want to hire her next week.

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    Re: Help with grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by celtaflorida View Post
    e.g.
    I will want to meet with her new employee tomorrow.

    That's possible, with the idea of 'need'.

    I'm going to want to hire her next week.
    Unlikely. The speaker would be more likely to say either:

    I am going to hire her next week. ......oror::
    I want to hire her next week.
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