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    All I want

    Which is correct?

    1 All I want is that you do it.
    2 All I want is that you would do it.
    3 All I want is that you should do it.
    4 All I want is that you will do it.
    5 All I want is you do it.

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    Re: All I want

    All I want is for you to do it.

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    Re: All I want

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    All I want is for you to do it.
    Thank you for your answer. I think this is what a native speaker is likely to say but why is it that there are so many examples of "All I want is that you should or All I want is that you do". Any explanation?

    All I want is that you should love me." "But I don't. There are Gertrude and Mr Houston, and I want to go to them.
    I've already told you. All I want is that you continue to see Mike.
    And so on.


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    Re: All I want

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    Thank you for your answer. I think this is what a native speaker is likely to say but why is it that there are so many examples of "All I want is that you should or All I want is that you do". Any explanation?

    All I want is that you should love me." "But I don't. There are Gertrude and Mr Houston, and I want to go to them.
    I've already told you. All I want is that you continue to see Mike.
    And so on.

    Those are fine as well.

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