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Subject:  Re: visiting the Acropolis Date:  8/13/2007  5:05 PM
Author:  Myownigloo Number:  7863 of 15332

Easier question: Is person's #2's line supposed to be "You want to ..." or "You'll want to ..."? (Or does it work either way?)

Harder question: What kind of a statement is #2's statement anyway? It's not a prediction (I guess). It just doesn't seem to fit into the normal pattern of past, present, and future for verbs. (As in "You went early," "You're going early" and "You will go early", where a person's going early is some event that's located in the past, the present, or the future.)

Either one works.

One definition of the word "want" is "should or need to do something," therefore this is, indeed, advice.

But if #2 says "You want to," it is present tense.

If #2 says "You will want to," it is future perfect tense.


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