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    a question for grammar

    Hi

    Can I say " All I want is kiss you ?" or should I say " I want to kiss you"

    Which one is the right one for grammar?

    Thanks

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    Re: a question for grammar

    'I want to kiss you' is grammatically correct.

    You could modify the first sentence to say "All I want is to kiss you". This indicates a stronger desire for the kiss.

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    #3

    Re: a question for grammar

    Welcome to the forum, pandakiwi!

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    Re: a question for grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by pandakiwi View Post
    Hi.

    Can I say "All I want is kiss you" or should I say "I want to kiss you"?

    Which one is grammatically correct? the right one for grammar?


    Thanks.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my corrections to your post above, in red. Don't leave a space after opening quotation marks. You must end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.

    You can also say "All I want to do is kiss you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a question for grammar

    I think it is grammatical to say 'All I want is kissing you', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: a question for grammar

    You are wrong. That is not a grammatical sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a question for grammar

    All I want is kissing you.
    It does not sound natural but why is it wrong to replace the infinitive with a gerund here?

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    Re: a question for grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You are wrong. That is not a grammatical sentence.
    'To kiss' acts as a noun and 'kissing' as a gerund is also a noun.
    Why is the former but not the latter grammatical in the OP's sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can also say "All I want to do is kiss you".
    Why can 'to' be omitted before 'kiss'?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 26-May-2015 at 11:51.

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