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    #1

    everything and anything

    Dear teachers,

    Both of the following two sentences are correct, right?

    We can do everything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
    We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

    Looking foward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: everything and anything

    I would say
    We can do everything we need to if we stick to it long enough

    Second sentence is fine.

    Need and want have different connotations.

    Need is a necessity, want is a desire

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    #3

    Re: everything and anything

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Both of the following two sentences are correct, right?

    We can do everything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
    We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

    Looking foward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    I would say they are both correct and have equivalent meanings.

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    Re: everything and anything


    Dear curmudgeon,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    I would say
    We can do everything we need to if we stick to it long enough

    Second sentence is fine.

    Need and want have different connotations.

    Need is a necessity, want is a desire

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    Re: everything and anything


    Dear Mike,

    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would say they are both correct and have equivalent meanings.

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    #6

    Re: everything and anything

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post

    Dear Mike,

    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I see.

    Jiang
    You're welcome.

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