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    Default Want to vs want -ing

    "you just want your ex dating a congressman"

    "you just want your ex to date a congressman"

    (From US TV sitcom, Newsroom)

    Hi, I have a question about using 'want' in the sentence. do these two sentence above have the same meaning? Can they be used interchangeably?

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    Default Re: Want to vs want -ing

    Please check the punctuation of the quoted sentences.

    What's 'Newsroom'?

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    Default Re: Want to vs want -ing

    Quote Originally Posted by layla0302 View Post
    "Bulls*** you just want your ex dating a congressman"

    "Bulls*** you just want your ex to date a congressman"

    (From Newsroom)

    Hi, I have a question about using 'want' in the sentence. do these two sentence above have the same meaning? Can they be used interchangeably?

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    Default Re: Want to vs want -ing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please check the punctuation of the quoted sentences.

    What's 'Newsroom'?
    I guess the OP means: The Newsroom (U.S. TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Default Re: Want to vs want -ing

    It's the US TV sitcom. Sorry for that.

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    Default Re: Want to vs want -ing

    I guess they have the same meaning in that context.

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