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      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
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    • Join Date: Dec 2012
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    #1

    WANT/MEAN/ASK/SAY FOR YOU TO VS. WANT/ASK YOU TO

    Hi there,

    Just wondering, are verbal constructioos like in "I ask for you to leave", "I didn't mean for him to be killed," 'I said for him to let it go,"and "I wanted for him to do his assignment" still considered as substandard or did they conversely gain acceptance in standard American English?

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      • Native Language:
      • British English
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      • UK
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      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
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    Re: WANT/MEAN/ASK/SAY FOR YOU TO VS. WANT/ASK YOU TO

    I will leave AmE to American speakers, but in BrE only the second is common.

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