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    her / her to / she

    Hello friends

    He wanter _______ get into contact with them.
    1. they she
    2. her to
    3. her
    4. she




    what is the correct one? , and why ?


    thanks very much

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    Re: her / her to / she

    Hello gba, welcome to Using English!

    The question should be:

    1. He wanted _______ get into contact with them.

    Here is a clue: after "wanted", you need an object; and before the infinitive "get", you need another word, to link it to "wanted".

    Would you like to try to answer the question now?

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    Re: her / her to / she

    her to ... is correct ?


    there is not a module where i can learn how use this rule everytime ?

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    Re: her / her to / she

    Hello gba,

    That's right: "her to".

    The easiest place to find the rule is a dictionary; which should tell you that the structure is:

    1. To want someone to do something.

    The underlined parts are objects: in the first case, of the verb "want"; in the second case, of the verb "do".

    The emboldened part is a to-infinitive.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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