I've got such task. My friend said that the first variant is better. But I supposed the second one to be more clear. In my country the english constructions like these are called as "complex objects". Please tell me what you'd use and why?
1.They wouldn't want her to think them not to appreciate what she has done for them.
Here are two "complex object": "her to think" and "them not to appreciate" going one after another.
2.They wouldn't want her to think that they don't appreciate what she has done for them.
Here is one "complex object": "her to think".
3.Maybe for fun, can I add many complex objects one after another? It's not convinient for perception of course but I wonder whether it is grammatical or not.
I don't want her to consider me to want her to make me do my work better for our kids to have a lot of toys.
4.And can the complex object be in the perfect or continuous forms?
I don't want her to have done that work. I want her to be hearing me (or her hearing me).
Note that the second sentence was originally the following when one of the answers was given:
2.They wouldn't want her to think that they don't appreciate that she has done for them.