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    #1

    Want to

    Hello teacher

    I have a question.

    When we use English, We only use "want to"?

    I mean, "want" is always use with "to" ?

    We can't use only "want"

    or If we can use only "want", what is the different of "want" and "want to"

    i feel very confused by this confusing word(I found this word here! What a beautiful site!)

    and

    if you find the incorrect grammar, fix it please

    Thank you very much

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    #2

    Re: Want to

    Hello teacher,

    I have a question.

    When we speak English, do we only use "want" with "to"?

    I mean, is "want" always use with "to"?

    Can we use only "want"?

    If we can use only "want", what is the different between "want" and "want to"?

    I am very confused by this word. (I found this word here! What a beautiful site!)

    And if you find incorrect grammar, fix it, please.

    Thank you very much.


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    Good question!

    "Want" uses "to" before verbs. It does not use "to" before nouns.

    A verb with the word "to" in front of it is called an infinitive: to go, to eat, to scratch, to do, to be.

    When you put the word "want" in front of the "to," it means that what you want is an activity, an action: you want to go, you want to eat, you want to scratch, you want to do, you want to be.

    If you want a thing or a condition (a noun), there is no "to": you want money, you want love, you want fun, you want an apple, you want ice cream, you want music, you want water, you want happiness.

    You're welcome!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Jul-2014 at 07:31. Reason: added missing quote box around quote

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    #3

    Re: Want to

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    I mean, is "want" always use with "to"?
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    #4

    Re: Want to

    Thanks! I missed that one!

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