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One of my friend who's leaning English as I am, kept insisting me that that above sentence is grammatical and has same meaning with "I want the man to go there".

I googled it, but none did I find for any reference. Do natives really take that natural sentence?

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As written, the sentence does not appear to be completely grammatical. It looks more like a sentence fragment because it gives the feeling that the subject, the man, is missing the verb, is: The man I want to go is there. So, you can tell your friend that he is wrong.

However, the sentence would mean exactly the same thing as I want the man to go there if you add he is or here's to the beginning of it:

He is the man I want to go there.

Here's the man I want to go there.

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The man I want to go there.

There's nothing wrong with the sentence if you drop "the".

Man, I want to go there.

You use "man" in informal English to address a male person.

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