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I want you to … I told you to …

When asking other to do something it usually beings with ‘I want you to …’

 

 I wantYouSomebodyLauren To do something …

 

 

I want you to be excited.

We didn’t want everyone to know about our engagement.

Do you want me to drive you to the airport?

 

We also use the structure verb + somebody + to… which is shown below:

 

VerbPronounVerb Somebody To… Extra information
CallPaulCalledHis mumTo helpHim move boxes.
Tell  IToldMy teacher To comeTo the leaving party.
Advise  What do youAdviseMeTo do 
Realise She didn’tRealiseGaryTo phoneThis late.
Pester WePesteredThemTo buyA new TV.
Coach  IAm coachingMy sonTo swim. 

 

 

Make and Let :


After using the words ‘Make’ and ‘Let’ we do not use the word to:

 

  • He’s a very talented singer. He makes me speechless.

  • At the office, our boss made us happy when he bought us lunch.

  • Karen let them help her with her painting.

 

 

I want you to…    I told you to… Exercises..


 

Using the sentence starters, complete them to make your own sentences.

 

  1. I want you ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  2. I don’t ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  3. Do you …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  4. Andy told them …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  5. Our teacher will tell ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

Create your own sentences using ‘Make’ and ‘Let.’  Challenge yourself by adding extra information and opinions in the sentences to make them more detailed.

 

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