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    is this sentence correct? "My name is Aleksandr and i want going to the cinema ..."

    Is this sentence correct:

    My name is Aleksandr and i want going to the cinema with my girlfriend, while we are in Chicago city.
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    Re: is this sentence correct? "My name is Aleksandr and i want going to the cinema ..

    Quote Originally Posted by jeyzzz View Post
    Is this sentence correct?

    My name is Aleksandr and ​I want going to go to the cinema with my girlfriend (no comma required here) while we are in Chicago. city.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is this sentence correct? "My name is Aleksandr and i want going to the cinema ..

    Why we are using "i want to go" instead "i want going" ?

    ..because, this sentence to use a present simple tense instead a present continuous tense.

    yes?
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    Re: is this sentence correct? "My name is Aleksandr and i want going to the cinema ..

    Quote Originally Posted by jeyzzz View Post
    Why we are using "i want to go" instead "i want going" ?

    ..because, this sentence to use a present simple tense instead a present continuous tense.

    yes?
    No, I am afraid not. It doesn't have anything to do with tenses. In terms of grammar, if you want to know, this is about choosing between the -ing form and the to-infinitive of a verb.

    Back to your question, in cases with the verb want where it is used to express one's wish or desire, the verb pattern "want + to-infinitive" is most commonly used. So, in essence, it is just a common usage, and what I would recommend you to do is just remember it.

    Just as a metter of fact, the pattern "want + -ing form" is also possible (e.g. "this car wants washing", "this joint wants greasing") but used to express something quite different. The general idea of this pattern is that a thing requires to be attended to in a specified way.

    P.S. Please be aware I am neither an English teacher nor a native English speaker.
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