Let's start with the following simple sentence:
- I have everything I want.
Now let me follow with the negative variant:
- I do not have everything I want.
I have no problem with these.
What I need is to express something in between and particularly say that the positive state is not reached i.e. I need to say that I do have some of what I want but it is not everything I want. The negation variant (2) does not seem to fit correctly because it seems unclear that I have most of what I want. This is why I try to make it a positive statement.
In Russian I express that with something equivalent to:
- I have not everything I want.
The positive variant with almost, nearly etc. do not fit either. Consider the following extension:
- I am not happy because I have almost everything I want.
Does not sound right. I do need to express that I am not happy with what I got.
How do I do it right in English?