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    Dear teacher,

    I have several questions regarding the word "wanting" in below sentence, hope you can help:

    "The poll of over 5,000 women for Grazia Magazine found just 1 in 50 was happy with her body, with woman wanting to lose weight and average of about 9kg."

    Q1: Why wanting here? Is it because of the preposition "with"?
    Q2: If I change it to "wants", will the meaning change?

    Thanks for your help.
    ong

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    Reduced relative clause

    "The poll of over 5,000 women for Grazia Magazine found just 1 in 50 was happy with her body, with woman who want to lose weight/wanting to lose weight ... ."

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    Thanks a lot Soup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ongshang View Post
    Dear teacher,

    I have several questions regarding the word "wanting" in below sentence, hope you can help:

    "The poll of over 5,000 women for Grazia Magazine found just 1 in 50 was happy with her body, with women wanting to lose weight an average of about 9kg."

    Q1: Why wanting here? Is it because of the preposition "with"?
    Q2: If I change it to "wants", will the meaning change?

    Thanks for your help.
    ong

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