A desire for "someone else" OR 'something else' to do something?

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

A desire for "someone else" OR 'something else' to do something?

Hi , the point I was trying to make in my question immediately below was that the lesson states that the subjunctive applies after 'vouloir que' where a desire for "someone else" to do something is involved.  In the sentence that I quote it is 'something else' that is involved i. e. son film, and not "someone else".

 Could you please clarify. 

Thank you

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Thank you for pointing this out Stewart, the lesson has been updated to include ‘things’ as well as people. Hope this is now clearer. 

Bonne continuation!

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Stewart,

I'm sure you are correct, "vouloir que" can refer to both people and things. pehaps the lesson should be updated to reflect this.

Tom

A desire for "someone else" OR 'something else' to do something?

Hi , the point I was trying to make in my question immediately below was that the lesson states that the subjunctive applies after 'vouloir que' where a desire for "someone else" to do something is involved.  In the sentence that I quote it is 'something else' that is involved i. e. son film, and not "someone else".

 Could you please clarify. 

Thank you

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