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Do you still want these old letters?
What do you want for your birthday?
Liz wants to see the gardens.
Her parents didn’t want her to marry him.
I wish I knew exactly what they wanted of me.
Mrs Miller wants the entire house repainted.
I want those boxes out of the living room by tomorrow!
We want Stephen as chairman.
Mum wants you – she’s in the kitchen.
You’re wanted on the telephone.
The head wants you in her office after school.
We desperately want rain.
She wants help if she’s going to sort out her financial problems.
You won’t want much money on a camping holiday.
All I want is the truth.
All they wanted to do was play rugby.
We’ve got our rivals just where we want them.
If you want my opinion, you’d be mad to marry him.
‘I want a biscuit.’ ‘Ask nicely, please (=you won’t get things unless you ask politely)!’
I want to say how pleased I am to receive this award.
I want to thank you all for being here.
I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your singing.
I just wanted to ask if you were feeling better?
I just wanted you to know how grateful I am.
Thanks again for the book, it’s just what I wanted.
Eyelash curlers? Hmm...just what I’ve always wanted!
‘I don’t want to seem rude,’ she said, ‘but I was hoping to travel on my own.’
Without wanting to pry (=don’t think I am trying to ask personal questions, but), how long have you been going out with him?
What do you want with that old tyre?
I’m a busy woman, what do you want?
‘Who are you?’ he demanded angrily. ‘And, what do you want?’
You want to be careful, I think you’ve drunk too much.
You don’t want to go there alone.
This is the British English definition of want. View American English definition of want.