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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    #1

    "... is about wanting to ..."

    An obligatory apology is about wanting to get someone off your back;
    a sincere apology is about wanting to be let off the hook;
    a heartfelt apology is about wanting to repair a relationship
    - Pete Linnett
    I'm Sorry: Apologies... The Good, the Bad and the Heartfelt | Psychology Today
    What part of speech is the word "Wanting?"
    Definition of wanting | Collins English Dictionary

    My guess is a verb since it is followed by infinitive, and means craving.


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    Re: "... is about wanting to ..."

    It's a gerund. 'Craving' is not an exact synonym.

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