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Lesson Twenty-five

want

Present Tense

write

singular
plural
I want _____
We want _____
You want _____
You want _____

He wants _____

She wants _____

It wants _____

They want _____

The verb "want" requires an object:

  • I want a banana. (The word "banana" is an object.)
  • She wants some coffee. (The word "coffee" is an object.)
  • They want some help. (The word "help" is an object.)

 

Present Tense - negative

write

singular
plural
I don't want _____
We don't want _____
You don't want _____
You don't want _____

He doesn't want _____

She doesn't want _____

It doesn't want _____

They don't want _____

Remember: You must have an object after the verb "want."

  • I don't want any mustard on my sandwich.
  • He doesn't want to go home. (The infinitive, "to go" is the object.)
  • We don't want them.

 

The word "want" is often heard in questions:

  • What do you want?
  • Do you want anything to drink?
  • Does he want anything to drink?
  • Where do they want to go today?
  • When do you want to leave for the airport?

 

Here are some examples:

  • A: What do you want?
  • B: I want a cup of coffee.

coffee

a cup of coffee.

  • A: What does he want to do?
  • B: He wants to play basketball. He doesn't want to play football.

boy playing basketball

  • A: What do they want to do?
  • B: They want to go hiking. They don't want to go swimming.

 

hikers

Watch this video:

 

write

Practice

Directions: Fill in the blanks with the helping verb (do or does) and the main verb (want or wants).

1- 10 Present Tense:

  1. What _______ you _________ ?
  2. I ________ to get a Coke.
  3. What ________ she ________?
  4. She _________ a new bike.
  5. What ________ they ________?
  6. They ________ to go on a trip.
  7. He _________ __________ anything. (negative)
  8. We _________ __________ that car. (negative)
  9. What _________ the dog _________?
  10. He __________ to go out.

 

(Answers: 1. do...want; 2. want; 3. does....want; 4. wants; 5. do....want; 6. want; 7. doesn't want; 8. don't want; 9. does...want; 10. wants)

 

Next: Lesson Twenty-six

using "want" in the past tense

 

 

 

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