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Saying what you want to do

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Use a phrase like Id like to (= I would like to) or I want to to talk about what you would like to do.

  • Id like to meet your husband.
  • Id like to apply for that job.
  • Id like to have something to drink.
  • Id like to visit France.
  • Id like to start a business.
  • Id like to take you out for a meal.
  • Id like to meet the manager.
  • Id like to have a word with the boss.
  • Id like to use your computer for a minute.
  • Id like to make a call.

I would like you to...

The structure Id like you to can be used to ask people to do things.

  • Id like him to clean the room.
  • Id like you to type these letters.
  • Id like her to do it.
  • Id like you to answer that call.

I want to

  • I want to leave now.
  • I want to book a ticket.
  • I want to talk to him.
  • I want to apply for that job.
  • I want to speak to her as soon as possible.
  • I want to have a look at the report.
  • I want to use the restroom.
  • I want to come back here again.

The structure I want to is not used in polite expressions of wishes.

I want you to

The structure I want you to can be used to ask people to do things for you. This is not very polite. You can use this phrase to ask your subordinates to do something for you, but you must not use it while talking to your elders or superior officers.

  • I want you to clean that room.
  • I want you to post these letters.
  • I want you to give me a reply.

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