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    #1

    All I need is that you be / All I need is for you to be

    Hello everybody,

    I'd like to know the difference between using "that you + verb" and using "for you to + verb" after "(all I) need", "love", "like", etc.

    Some examples:

    I'd love that you come. / I'd love for you to come.
    I like that you are such a gentleman. / I like for you to be such a gentleman.
    All I need is that you fix my car. / All I need is for you to fix my car.
    It's important that you be strong. / It's important for you to be strong.


    Would you say either of the structures is wrong?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: All I need is that you be / All I need is for you to be

    Not a Teacher.

    1.) Iīd like you to come.
    2.) I am glad that you are such a gentleman. Though I think nobody is going to bite your head off for using I like that you are such a gentleman.
    3.) Fix my car. Thatīs all I need.
    4.) Itīs important for you to be strong. The sentence You must be strong sounds better)

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    Re: All I need is that you be / All I need is for you to be

    Quote Originally Posted by hisuio View Post
    Hello everybody,

    I'd like to know the difference between using "that you + verb" and using "for you to + verb" after "(all I) need", "love", "like", etc.

    Some examples:

    I'd love that you come. Not natural. / I'd love for you to come. OK.
    I like that you are such a gentleman. OK. / I like for you to be such a gentleman. Not natural.
    All I need is that you fix my car. / All I need is for you to fix my car. Both OK.
    It's important that you be strong. / It's important for you to be strong.
    Both OK.

    Would you say either of the structures is wrong?

    Thank you very much.
    Bhai.

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