LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||20/ABR/2010 10:05 PM|
|Assunto:||How to use NOT TO|
VERB + SB/STH + NOT TO DO STH
to tell sb/sth not to do sth: I told him not to come
to expect sb/sth not to do sth: She expects him not to stay in her house ...
to warn sb/sth not to do sth: I warned you not to go anywhere
to want sb/sth not to do sth: I want you not to study maths
All the sentences above sound ok to me but the last one.
When it comes to the verb "to want", it sounds a little bit strange to
say "I want you not to study maths". It seems that it's far better to say
"I don't want you to study maths". Am I right about these remarks?
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