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I want him to go

I want him to go
Activity Fill in the Gaps
Activity Fill in the Gaps
Practise the use of verbs such as TO WANT with two persons: I want + (I go) = I want to go / I want + (he goes) = I want him to go.

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See the cue and write the correct sentence using WANT, etc. Use the -TAB- key on your computer keyboard to move from one box to the next.

The verb WANT is followed by infinitive with TO

I want to go to Rome
She wants to learn Spanish
Everybody wants to win

But when we have two different persons involved, we use this construction:

subject + Want + object + infinitive with to

I want to go I want + I go (I = I)
I want him to go I want + he goes (I / he)

They want us to do the job
She wants me to stay with her
I want you to come with me
He wants them to repair his house in two months
I want David to work with me  (not: I want that David works with me)

Negative and interrogative form

(+) I want you to come with me
(-) I don't want you to come with me
(?) Do you want me to help you?


For more advanced learners

Two different negatives. Compare:

They don't want + I do it = They don't want me to do it  (absense of will)
They want + I don't do it = They want me not to do it  (negative will)

I don't want you to go, I want you to stay with me
Stop, stop! I want you not to touch anything until I give the order

A few other verbs use this same construction: would like, ask, expect, help, mean, allow, order, need...

I expect them to finish soon
I'd like you to come with me
She said she would prefer us to visit her tomorrow
He asked me to hurry up
I didn't mean her to cry
They helped us (to) put the sofa inside the house
They don't allow people to smoke here
I need you to wait for me


Gapped text
They want + I don't do it = __________________________________________________
Would you like? + I will go with you = ________________________________________________________________?
I'd like + they go away = ________________________________________________
I want + Oscar will not talk to you again = __________________________________________________________________________
She doesn't want + he will call her again = ____________________________________________________________________________
We don't want + you come with us = __________________________________________________________________
Are you ordering? + we stay here = ________________________________________________________________?
Karen wants + everybody talks about her = ______________________________________________________________________________
You always want + I do your job = __________________________________________________________________
I just want + people are nice = __________________________________________________________
I need + you will be with me forever = ________________________________________________________________
I don't want + you will come with me = ________________________________________________________________
Do you want? + I will help you = ____________________________________________________?
Sean can't help you + you two pay for everything = __________________________________________________________________________________________ (use TO)
Mike asked + Kelly will marry him = __________________________________________________________
I'll help you + we move the table = ______________________________________________________________ (with TO)
I don't expect + I will have more problems = ________________________________________________________________________
Tim and Tom don't want + Tim and Tom will come with me = Tim and Tom ____________________________________________________
I order + you will not do it again = ____________________________________________________________
I just want + she loves me = ____________________________________________________
I'd like + you will come with me = ________________________________________________________
He didn't allow + I sat down = ____________________________________________________________
I didn't mean + I hurt you = __________________________________________________
She expected + I helped her = ______________________________________________________
We need + David finishes it soon = ______________________________________________________________
People want + the government tells the truth = ________________________________________________________________________________________
She ordered + I don't touch her = ______________________________________________________________
I didn't mean + I made you cry = __________________________________________________________
They don't allow + children play here = ____________________________________________________________________________
Mark wanted + I bought him a pair of shoes = __________________________________________________________________________________
They expected + We worked harder = ______________________________________________________________
Mike wants + Mike will call the police = __________________________________________________________
He asked + we would call the police = ____________________________________________________________
I want + you are the best = __________________________________________________
I don't want + it rains = ______________________________________________
Would you like? + I will do it = ____________________________________________________?
He asked me + I sat down = ______________________________________________
I need + you will help me with this = ______________________________________________________________
I don't want + I look at that = ________________________________________________________
I don't want + you look at me = ____________________________________________________________
Total number of items: 40

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