Want's/Wants

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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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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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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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All Mary want's to meet new people.
;-)
 

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??

All Mary wants is to meet new people?

yeah, sorry.

All Mary wants is to meet new people.:-D

Thanks Barb. The time I saw your reply I thought: She's gonna complain about the 'to'.:-D
 
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