"I would like for you to drink more water."

Translation:Ich möchte, dass du mehr Wasser trinkst.

February 14, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul886

Thats not good English. Better to say simply' I would like you to drink more water'. Using the word 'for' in this way is not correct gramatically.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkSpott

Would, "Ich möchte dich mehr Wasser trinken", be an alternate correct answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yukiharossauro

my first attempt, but not accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkSpott

It may not be correct English, but I've heard teachers, doctors and nurses use this exact phrase. I think "for" helps soften the phrase so not to sound so harsh or like COMMAND. It still might not be correct English though. I suppose, it's more like "ain't".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theluji

Ich würde gern, dass du mehr Wasser trinkst?

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