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  1. Boris Richard's Avatar
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    #1

    I want you be my friend

    1) I want you be my friend.
    2) I want you to be my friend.
    3) I want that you be my friend.
    4) I don't want this message becomes so long.
    5) I don't want this message to become so long.
    6) I don't want that this message becomes so long.

    Which sentences are correct?

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    #2

    Re: I want you be my friend

    2 and 5 are correct and natural.

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    #3

    Re: I want you be my friend

    5 would be better (IMO) as "too" long instead of "so" long.
    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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