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Atatürk
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:15:46 AM

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I would like him go.
I would like him to go.

Both correct?

Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:19:59 PM

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Atatürk wrote:
I would like him go.
I would like him to go.

Both correct?


No. The infinitive "to" must be used. It must also be used for "come", i.e., "I want him to come here".

However, it can be used without "to" for the past tense. "I want him gone", because that is a completed state. It has an end.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Romany
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 1:18:09 PM
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Agree absolutely with Foundit's advice that the infinitive MUST be used.


But in respect to his next suggestion... perhaps it might be worth mentioning that "I want him gone" is considered sub-standard (grammatically incorrect) in BE etc. countries.
Atatürk
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 4:17:29 PM

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What about the following?

I would like this happen.
I would like this to happen.

Advice and classroom hints are one thing, grammar rules are another. Michael Lewis (1986)
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 9:04:07 PM
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Atatürk wrote:
What about the following?

I would like this happen.
I would like this to happen.


This is the same construction as before. The "to" must be included.
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