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    Default Want / Want to

    Is there any difference between the following examples:

    You can use my car if you want.
    You can use my car if you want to.

    You can sit here if you like.
    You can sit here if you like to.

    You can stay alone if you wish.
    You can stay alone if you wish to.

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    Default Re: Want / Want to

    Quote Originally Posted by English Freak View Post
    Is there any difference between the following examples:

    You can use my car if you want.
    You can use my car if you want to.

    You can sit here if you like.
    You can sit here if you like to.

    You can stay alone if you wish.
    You can stay alone if you wish to.
    No, they mean the same. But we don't say, "... if you like to."

    We do, however, say:
    We could go to a movie if you like.
    We could go to a movie if you'd (would) like to.

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