What is the difference between mentioned phrase and "I want to be the me"? Is it right to use both phrases in the spiritual growth context? I what parts we could deconstruct this phrase? Is the "I want to be" the attribute there?


"Me" is used in a very non-standard way here. It would often be stylized to show that it is unusual:

the "Me" I want to be
the Me I want to be
the me I want to be

Your rearrangement I want to be the me is not correct. It doesn't make sense, and additionally it changed the original which was not a sentence into a complete sentence.

To aid you in understanding the original meaning, the best suggestion I can offer is to replace me with person. It will probably fit into the same contexts:

the person I want to be

Does this make it easier to understand?

(I did not address your question about the "attribute," since I don't really know what that means.)

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  • Yes, it's clear to me. Thank you. Could you explain what are the subject and the predicator in this simple sentence? – Владимир Смирнов Nov 5 '19 at 9:15
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    @Владимир - actually, it does not have a subject or predicate, since it is not a sentence. It is just a phase, which could function as the subject of a sentence, or as some other part. – Justin Nov 5 '19 at 13:08

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