Student or Learner
"But Cumberbatch wants no one thinking that he's like his brilliant characters, nor does he want to be stuck playing them forever."
As far as I learn, "want somebody or something to do". But in the sentence above which is abstracted from a magazine, I see "wants no one thinking". Is there anything wrong in the usage of "want" here?
I'm wonder why it's OK.
I've never seen a construction want smb / smth + Ving, everyone knows just + to do smth.
Can you exaplain to me why that sentence is OK.
Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.
Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
I don't know about other variants, but it is used in BrE. Its meaning is something like he hopes that no one is thinking or will think.
Last edited by Tdol; 27-Feb-2014 at 11:04. Reason: Typo