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    #1

    I would like (for) you to learn how to use the computer.

    "I would like you to learn how to use the computer."

    On the above, in front of "you", "for" is possible or not, likewise "I would like for you to learn how to use the computer."

    As far as I know, when we want to identify "fake subject(?) for to-infinitive, we should put in "for +object". That's why I thought of adding "for" in front of "you".

    Thanks in advance,

    Julee

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    Re: I would like (for) you to learn how to use the computer.

    [For you to come] would be a mistake. -- SVC
    It is mistake [for you to come]. -- SVC
    I would like for [you to learn how to use the computer]. -- SVO


    Why is the biformity?
    In each bracketed subordinate clause, "you" acts as a subject. It appears to me that when the subordinate clause hinges on an adjective, a preposition "for" precedes the subject. To put it differently, in SVCs, when the C is a clause, S is preceded by a "for".

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    Re: I would like (for) you to learn how to use the computer.

    I would like you to do something is natural and correct. IMO, it is more natural than the construction with for in BrE

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