In the sitcom Desperate housewives,
Some one says "If I am gonna break a commandment, I don't want it to be for a quickie."
I don't understand. why "to be" is there. I mean, I think "I don't want it for a quickie or I don't want it quickly" seems more natural.
Thanks, Rover, but still I am confused... If I just say "I don't want it for a quickie", would it be wrong?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
not a teacher
Rover's link doesn't take me to the definition of "quickie".
In case anyone else has this problem: quickie - definition of quickie by Macmillan Dictionary
"If I am gonna break a commandment, I don't want it to be for a quickie."
"I don't want breaking a commandment to be for a quickie."
"I don't want my efforts to be for nothing."
"If I get married, I want it to be for love, not for money."
Thanks Raymond, so do you mean that saying "I don't want it for a quickie" is wrong although in grammatically purpose it seems ok?