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want / to V

want to / V ?

If I say slowly "I want to speak English well."

Do I have to stop like: I want / to speak / English / well.

or Do I have to stop like: I want to / speak / English / well.

We hear, a lot, of "want to as wanna". This could be any hint?

I learned in school that 'want' is a verb and 'to infinitive' is an object.

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    Compare I want a drink - the "thing wanted" being the straightforward noun phrase (a drink) - and I want to drink - where the "thing" that I want is expressed using an infinitive-verb clause. The fact that it's definitely a verb allows us to even specify a different "subject" to the one in the main clause. For example, I want my son to speak English well (where the default if unspecified is I want [me, myself] to speak English well). – FumbleFingers Feb 12 at 12:46

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