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    #1

    want from or with

    What is the difference between what do you want from/with me?

    The only difference I know of is that from suggest expectation and with suggest "what do you want from me".

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: want from or with

    There can be some overlap on these two.

    'Want from me' implies that someone is demanding some thing from you. Your time or a direct contact may not be required. They don't want you, they want some thing you have (or they think you have). "What do you want from me" is often spoken in frustration.

    'Want with me' has an implication that direct interaction is desired. This one would be spoken more often out of fear or suspicion. You are saying, "Why do you want to meet with me?" "Why do you want me to come to the police station?"

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