TOEIC Grammar Lesson - How To Use Want and Need in the Causative

toeic grammar Sep 13, 2023

How do we use want and need in the causative?

There are a variety of English grammar patterns that are tested on the TOEIC® exam. The causative form of want and need often appears in Part V and Part VI. 

We use the pattern want or need, followed by a thing, followed by a PP verb to mean “require” or “demand.”

  • That customer wants her complete order shipped no later than Aug 1st
  • The boss needs this work finished by tomorrow.
  • The employees want their salary deposited into their bank accounts twice a month.

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