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    All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    Hello all users!

    All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have.

    I have roughly indicated what I want to ask you about.

    The full sentence reads as follows:

    So all my boss wants is for me to have ideas which are new and brave.

    Does "So all my boss wants is for me to have ideas which are new and brave" mean the same as "So all my boss wants me to do is to have ideas which are new and brave"?

    I think they mean the same but prefer to check with you.

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    #2

    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    I'd say they essentially mean the same thing.

    The difference I see is that the first sentence might have more of an emphasis on what the boss WANTS and the second has more of an emphasis on what the boss wants you TO DO.

    I hope that's clear.
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    Debra

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    #3

    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    I am not a teacher.

    In this sort of phrase I prefer the bare infinitve after to do.

    "All my boss wants me to do is have..."

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    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    Although we are discussing "All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have" here, would it be possible for me to ask another question about a similar structure?

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    #5

    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    Until we hear back from the original poster that the question is answered, don't introduce a new question. You can start a new thread, however.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    Jacek1 is the original poster.

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    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Jacek1 is the original poster.
    Well so he is!
    Does that mean you are okay with the answers received?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    Yes, I am. I would like to ask if I may put another question to you about a similar structure.

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    #9

    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    I'd prefer that you start a new thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: All my boss wants is for me to have =? All my boss wants me to do is to have

    I see.

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