English Grammar Want
Learn English Want Grammar

Grammar Level 1- Lesson Twenty Nine

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Want in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

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Present Tense

I want _____
You want _____
He wants _____
She wants _____
It wants _____

We want _____
You want _____
They want _____

The verb “want” requires an object:
I want a banana. (The word “banana” is an object.)
She wants some coffee. (The word “coffee” is an object.)
They want some help. (The word “help” is an object.)

Present Tense – negative

I don’t want _____
You don’t want _____
He doesn’t want _____
She doesn’t want _____
It doesn’t want _____

We don’t want _____
You don’t want _____
They don’t want _____

An object usually comes after the verb “want.”
I don’t want any mustard on my sandwich.
He doesn’t want to go home. (The infinitive, “to go” is the object.)
We don’t want them.

The word “want” is often heard in questions:
What do you want?
Do you want anything to drink?
Does he want anything to drink?
Where do they want to go today?
When do you want to leave for the airport?

Here are some examples:
A: What do you want?
B: I want a cup of coffee.

A: What does he want to do?
B: He wants to play basketball. He doesn’t want to play football.

A: What do they want to do?
B: They want to go hiking. They don’t want to go swimming.

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the helping verb (do or does) and the main verb (want or wants).

1. What _______ you _________ ?
2. I ________ to get a Coke.
3. What ________ she ________?
4. She _________ a new bike.
5. What ________ they ________?
6. They ________ to go on a trip.
7. He _________ __________ anything. (negative)
8, We _________ __________ that car. (negative)
9, What _________ the dog _________?
10. He __________ to go out.

(Answers: 1. do…want; 2. want; 3. does….want; 4. wants; 5. do….want; 6. want; 7. doesn’t want; 8. don’t want; 9. does…want; 10. wants)


Quiz for Want

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Next Grammar Lesson

In our next lesson, we will cover the Want Past Tense Before moving to the next lesson, we suggest that you complete this lesson including its quizzes.

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