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    she wanted her steak to be well-done

    Can you say "she wanted her steak to be well-done"? I think "to be" is unnecessary.

    The woman is enjoying her lunch in the restaurant. She ordered a steak with salad. She wanted her steak well-done. She also ordered iced tea.

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    Re: she wanted her steak to be well-done

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you say "she wanted her steak to be well-done"? I think "to be" is unnecessary.

    The woman is enjoying her lunch in the restaurant. She ordered a steak with salad. She wanted her steak well-done. She also ordered iced tea.
    You're right. "To be" is redundant.

    I'd like a steak?
    How would you like it?
    I would like it well-done.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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