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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    to get what you want

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) There are some people that have to be deceived to get what you want.

    2) There are some people that have to be deceived in order to get what you want.
    3) There are some people that have to be deceived for you to get what you want.


    Can one tell who is doing the deceiving?

    Can one tell who is getting what you want? (Maybe the speaker, or someone else, is getting it for you)
    Are the person doing the deceiving and the person doing the 'getting' necessarily the same?


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: to get what you want

    Only the third one works for me.

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    #3

    Re: to get what you want

    I would be the one deceiving people to get what I want. (That's the way it usually works.)

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    #4

    Re: to get what you want

    "There are some people that you have to deceive to get what you want."

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