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What is the difference in meaning between I want you to do someting and I want you doing something? For example:

I want you to stop thinking about what happened yesterday.

I want you stopping thinking about what happened yesterday.

If there is no difference, then which one is more common in American and British English?

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    The second one is not idiomatic. – Kate Bunting May 7 at 12:46

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