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Cooklava

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1. I want to sing.
2. I want her to sing.


In #1, the infinitive is functioning as a noun (direct object. In #2, is the infinitive functioning as any part of speech? I know that "her" is its subject, but that's all. Is it only a bare infinitive in #2?

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Dawood Usmani

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1. I want to sing.
2. I want her to sing.


In #1, the infinitive is functioning as a noun (direct object. In #2, is the infinitive functioning as any part of speech? I know that "her" is its subject, but that's all. Is it only a bare infinitive in #2?

Thank you.
It's an objective complement.
Regards!
Dawood
 
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