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    Brian Cho Guest

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    Which is correct and could you explain why the others do not work?

    You don't want that I claim those expenses from your auto insurance.
    You don't want I claim those expenses from your auto insurance.
    You don't want me to claim those expenses from your auto insurance.

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    Default Re: Grammar

    "want" has two structures:

    [1] want + something
    EX: I want a banana

    [2] want + someone else + to do something
    EX: I want him to wash the car.

    Given the two structures above, which of the following sentences would you say fits?

    You don't want that I claim those expenses from your auto insurance.
    You don't want I claim those expenses from your auto insurance.
    You don't want me to claim those expenses from your auto insurance.

    Welcome, Brian.

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