Unit 48. I want you to …/ I told you to …
- We say I want (you) to …:
- I want you to be happy. (not ‘I want that you are happy.’)
- They didn't want anybody to know their secret.
- I told (somebody) to … /I told (somebody) not to …:
|- Tom said (to Ann): ‘Wait for me!’ -> Tom told Ann to wait for him.
Tom said (to Ann): ‘Don't wait for me.’ -> Tom told Ann not to wait for him.
- make and let
- He's very funny. He makes us laugh. (not ‘makes us to laugh’)
- I don't want you to go alone. Let me go with you. (not ‘Let me to go’)
Let's (do something)
You can say Let's … (= let us) when you want people to do things with you:
- Come on! Let's dance!
- ‘Shall we go out tonight?’ ‘No, I'm tired. Let's stay at home.’
- Tom helped me carry the box. or Tom helped me to carry the box. хостинг для сайтов © Langust Agency 1999-2023, ссылка на сайт обязательна