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    #1

    the verb want ...future...

    Hi,

    -I don't want to go on holiday tonight.
    -I want to come to the party with you tomorrow.
    -Where do you want to go tomorrow?

    Can we use the verb 'want' with adverb of time?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: the verb want ...future...

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: the verb want ...future...

    It might help to think of 'want to go' and 'want to come' as phrases as opposed to 'want' as a word in isolation. There really isn't a grammatical connection between 'want' and 'tonight' or 'tomorrow' in terms of the structure of phrases in these sentences. Rather than trying to find connections between individual words and grammatical patterns, it might be more helpful to break the sentences down into phrases such as: NP (noun phrase), VP (verb phrase), PP (prepositional phrase), AP (adjective or adverb phrase). This will help you to think about how phrases connect with each other and bring the questions to a level of abstraction that will be more useful for understanding the sentence patterns within English.

    Cheers,

    Jack (youtube/efljack) (youtube/grewords)

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