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I am really confused about this sentence construction. I wanted to know which is better. I could think about these structures, but I don't know which of them are correct.

  1. He wanted that she woke him up at 8 o'clock.
  2. He wanted her to woke him up at 8 o'clock.
  3. He wanted her to wake him up at 8 o'clock.
  4. He wanted to be awaken by her at 8 o'clock.

I did a little research and I found that a sentence constructed as 3 (He wanted her to wake him up at 8 o'clock) would be better than 1 (He wanted that she woke him up at 8 o'clock), but I didn't understand why. Is 1 wrong? Do 1 and 3 have the same meaning?

  • AFAIK, want doesn't license a that-clause as a complement. – user178049 May 3 '17 at 1:53
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I would say for #1

He wanted that she wake him up at 8 o'clock.

though your original sentence

He wanted that she woke him up at 8 o'clock.

would be understood to mean the same.

Your #3 sentence is best and more natural

He wanted her to wake him up at 8 o'clock.

He wanted (something in the past)
her
to wake (something in the future, from that point in the past)
him
up at 8 o'clock.

Your #2 sentence

He wanted her to woke him up at 8 o'clock.

is incorrect.

Your #4 sentence should be either of

He wanted to be awakened by her at 8 o'clock.
He wanted to be awoken by her at 8 o'clock.

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