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    Default I wanted you to know / I wanted that you knew

    Hi,

    I'm new to the forum.

    I'd like to know why it is possible to say "I wanted you to know" and not "I wanted that you knew"?

    Are there any grammar rules that explain that? It's confusing me a lot because I've seen sentences such as "It worried me that she drove so fast" which both of its verbs are past tense whereas the first one "I wanted you to know" has one of its verbs in past tense and the other one is a to-infinitive

    I'm sorry if I've made any mistakes! I'd be grateful if you correct me.

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Cheers

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    Default Re: I wanted you to know / I wanted that you knew

    Welcome to the forum, sebasmed.

    I wanted you to know is correct. I wanted that you knew is not.

    I am afraid that you just have to learn with each verb how it is used. There are no rules.
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    Default Re: I wanted you to know / I wanted that you knew

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the forum, sebasmed.

    I wanted you to know is correct. I wanted that you knew is not.

    I am afraid that you just have to learn with each verb how it is used. There are no rules.
    So it's all about a question of memory, isn't it?

    Well... I'll have to spend a lot of time trying to memorize

    Thank you for helping me!!

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