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    Want's/Wants

    If I said the following :
    Mary want's/wants to meet new people.

    Would it be incorrect? A friend of mine said that "wants" isn't a possessive so it was used incorrectly .

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    Re: Want's/Wants

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    If I said the following :
    Mary want's/wants to meet new people.

    Would it be incorrect? A friend of mine said that "wants" isn't a possessive so it was used incorrectly .

    I do wonder why ever you should bring a possessive? "...Mary wants to meet new people..." sounds right as far as the context means so.

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    Re: Want's/Wants

    I"m at a loss to understand what your friend means.

    As Mehrgan says, the correct word is "wants."

    {not a teacher}

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    Re: Want's/Wants

    All Mary want's to meet new people.

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    Re: Want's/Wants

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    All Mary want's to meet new people.
    ??

    All Mary wants is to meet new people?

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    Re: Want's/Wants

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    ??

    All Mary wants is to meet new people?
    yeah, sorry.

    All Mary wants is to meet new people.

    Thanks Barb. The time I saw your reply I thought: She's gonna complain about the 'to'.
    Last edited by Offroad; 12-Jun-2009 at 01:18.

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