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

Translation:Ich möchte, dass du mehr Wasser trinkst.

February 14, 2018

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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.

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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".

February 26, 2018
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