want someone (to be) done

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boggiee

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Turkish
Hi,

Daredevil: What does Fisk want with Karen?
The woman: He wants her killed.

Taken from 'Daredevil' (S03E09).

I know that the woman wants to mean 'He wants her to be killed.' Is that kind of rediction of the verb 'to be' after 'want someone' common? If yes, is it only true for the verb 'want'? I mean, can we apply that to other verbs such as 'wish.'

Thanks.
 
  • boggiee

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    Thanks for the answer.

    I think we can omit 'to be' before the past participle in spoken English when we want to be smoother and fast. Am I right?
     
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