English Grammar Want
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Grammar Level 5- Lesson Thirteen

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.

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want / wanted / wanted / wanting


The verb “want” expresses desire. This is different from the verb “need”; however, both words are often used for the same purposes.


A: What do you want for breakfast?

B: I want a croissant and some orange juice.

2. I have always wanted to visit Europe.

(“I have always wanted to….” sounds like you have never done it before.)

3. She wanted a bike for Christmas, and she got one.

Now she wants to learn how to ride it.

4. Everyone wants to be outside today because the weather is so nice.

5. Wanting more from life, she decided to runaway from home; soon she realized it was a mistake. (wanting is used as a gerund–not easy to do!)

6. This man is wanted by the police. (passive voice)

The police want to catch him. (active voice)

7. Help is wanted at this restaurant. (passive voice)

They want to hire someone. (active voice)

present tense: want / wants
past tense: wanted
future: will want
present continuous: no
past continuous: no
future continuous: not recommended–but possible
present perfect: has / have wanted
past perfect: had wanted
future perfect: will have wanted
present perfect continuous: no
past perfect continuous: no
future perfect continuous: no
modal verbs: ______ want
past tense modal: ______ have wanted
infinitive: to want
gerund: wanting (not common)
passive: yes

Take this quiz to determine your knowledge of the differences between “want” and “need.”


Quiz for Want

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