I want large ones, not small ones.我要大的, 不要小的。
He wants me to go with him.他希望我同他一起去。
What they talked about is what we want to know.他们谈论什么是我们所想要知道的事。
He is wanted by the police.警察正通缉他。
The plants died from want of water.这些植物因缺水而死。
Their health had suffered from years of want.他们长年贫困影响了身体健康。
Thus a computer is soon viewed as a need rather than a want.这样,计算机很快就被视为必需品,而非需求品。
You shall never want while I have any money left.
A few pages of this book are wanting.
The brackets want an extra screw.
Children want plenty of sleep.
We wanted money badly to buy the machines we needed.
That sort of work wants a lot of patience.
But the big monopoly capitalists do not want peace.
What style do you want? —The usual uniform style.
She wants a holiday.
He said he wanted a few words with me.
That sort of thing wants some doing.
The picture wants something of perfection.
He is wanted by the police.
I’ve long wanted to come to your country.
I have accepted this, not wanting to disappoint them.
You can study any subject you want to.
You’re the very person I’ve been wanting to meet.
The children are always wanting to see you.
They may be wanting to know when you leave for home.
He wanted to have an operation.
You want to be careful while doing the experiment.
They had wanted to help you,but couldn’t get here in time.
It wants to be done with great care.
The boxes want to be numbered.
I want to〔should〕 speak to you so badly all these days.
Were you wanting to see me?
S+～+ v -ing
Your hair wants cutting.
This curtain wants washing.
Your coat wants brushing.
His pipe wants cleaning.
The sheets for your bed will want airing,I suppose.
Our house wants doing up.
I want that people should appreciate what I say.
He wanted that I should pay him next Monday.
用作宾补动词S+～+ n./pron. + adj./adv.
I want the letter ready by tomorrow.
I want it back right now.
Are you sure you want me back?
Don’t forget,I want my ladder back the moment you have finished with it!
S+～+ n./pron. +to- v
That child wants a nurse to look after him.
The manager wants you to think it over.
She wants Mary to go with her.
My classmates want me to work for the wall newspaper.
He wants you to see him in his office tomorrow.
Don’t you want someone to go along with you?
I don’t want that sort of thing to keep happening.
S+～+ n./pron. + v -ing
I do not want you answering the question.
Of course he wouldn’t want others interfering in his affairs.
S+～+ n./pron. + v -ed
I wanted it answered how the picture was drawn.
I don’t want the child left alone.
He wants his sprained ankle carefully treated.
We don’t want anything said about this.
He did not want anything crossed out.
I want these shoes resoled.
China wanted the boundary properly negotiated.
S+～+ n./pron. + prep. -phrase
This child wants you out of the room.
The teacher wants you in the classroom.
You’re wanted on the phone.
You’re wanted at the director’s office.
其他v -ed as Attrib.
She is a wanted woman.
v -ing as s-Compl.
That man is a little wanting.
Your work shows great want of judgement.
Your work shows want of care.
For want of a nail the wheel came off.
For want of anything better to do, he continued to read.
He failed for want of help.
I fell sick for want of exercise.
The houses were falling to pieces for want of care and a little paint.
The boys were suffering from want of food.
She felt ill from want of air, so I opened the window.
The children are unhappy from want of love.
He’s always in want of money.
I’m in want of a good dictionary.
The house is in want of repair.
You should try to reduce your wants.
That supplies a want that has been felt for a long time.
Families were suffering from want.
At that time, the labouring people were always reduced to want.
What a terrible thing it must be to live in want!
want可用一般时表示将来,一般不与be going to连用。
for want of和from (the) want of在句中均可用作原因状语,但前者多用于主语指人的句子,说明理由; 而后者多用于主语指事物的句子,说明原因。