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    Filip is offline Junior Member
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    Default about wishing for things

    Hello there,

    I've got some difficulties with expressing wishes and demands like the following ones:

    "I wish for you to clean up your room" (does this have the same meaning as "I wish you would clean up your room"? + can I drop the preposition 'for' here without changing the meaning?)

    "What did Jane want from Tom?" (is there any difference when I say: "What did Jane want with Tom?")

    and finally:

    Can I say "He demanded a lot of me" (or should that be "he demanded a lot from me"? and is there any difference between that and "he asks a lot of me"?)

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    Clark is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: about wishing for things

    Quote Originally Posted by Filip View Post
    Hello there,


    "I wish for you to clean up your room" (does this have the same meaning as "I wish you would clean up your room"? + can I drop the preposition 'for' here without changing the meaning?)
    I wish you to clean up your room.
    (without 'for')
    It sounds more authoritarian than 'I wish you would clean up your room')

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