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I need to know the differences in meaning between this sentence and this question:

  • Do you want me to show you?

  • I want you to show me.

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    Other than that one is a statement and one is a question?
    – Catija
    Mar 1, 2016 at 3:28
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    @Catija Haha, I was about to post the same. I think the OP asks why want is used like want + subject + infinitive.
    – Schwale
    Mar 1, 2016 at 3:29
  • yeah, but in the meaning that depend on the arrangement of pronouns and how this have changed the meaning?
    – ms.crystal
    Mar 1, 2016 at 3:31
  • Questions generally require some reordering of words... that's how they work... "Are you happy?" vs "You are happy."... or "When is lunch? vs "Lunch is at noon."
    – Catija
    Mar 1, 2016 at 3:40
  • No, absolutely, the real difference that who shows the other one but I don't know how to explain the difference in meaning?
    – ms.crystal
    Mar 1, 2016 at 3:43

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Do you want me to show you?

Someone is asking if you want them to show you something
You are being asked if they can push you information

I want you to show me.

You are asking someone if they can show you something
You are asking to pull information

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