Why don't you want to eat a dessert? Should be accepted. Reported August 21, 2018.
Absolutely - I just said the same. 'Dessert' without an 'a' only if the person has it in front of them and puts down their spoon.
Porque los postres tienen demasiado azúcar, y ya soy gordo también jaja
I wouldn't know how to respond if a waiter suggested that I order "afters." Exactly what would that be, and where is this word used? I have lived on both US coasts and quite a few places in between and I have never encountered it. Dessert, yes, but afters, no.
My Mum used the word 'afters' all of the almost 88 years of her life. She never said 'dessert'; she considered it a bit pompous for something that, back when she was a child, wasn't over complicated or fussy but filling and cheap to make. 'Afters' simply means something to eat after a main meal and may or may not be sweet.
Good reason. Smart too. Man, I was at Walmart the other day and… never mind.
Is '¿Por qué no quieres comer un postre?' also correct? Or does it sound weird to native speakers
'Don't you want dessert?' would be how most of us in the UK would say it. Adding 'why' makes the question interrogative and 'to eat' is unnecessary; what else are you going to do with it?
Any question is an interrogative sentence, whether it has "why" or "por qué" or not. Adding "why" is requesting a reason for wanting or not wanting to eat dessert in this case. Your question "Don't you want dessert?" simply needs a "yes" or "no" reply.
Por que no quieres comer postre - was it counted as wrong because I forgot the accents?
As an old American, we don’t say, “ why don’t you want to eat dessert?” It is usual to say, “why don’t you want to have dessert?” It is normal to use eat for a specific item, “why dont you want to eat the/your cake ?
Why don't you want to eat pudding should be accepted too. In England pudding is not just vanilla sauce (custard) but any "afters" dish or even sweet.
I did "Why don't you want dessertt?" Mistake #1: I accidentally added the extra "t" in "Dessert" Mistake #2: I think it HAS to be "to eat dessert" instead of "want dessert"
No, the infinitive verb "comer" is part of the question; therefore when you are are asked to the sentence, you must include "to eat."
" I don't you want dessert" should be accepted. What else would I be doing with the dessert but eat the sodding thing? Doh!
Sure it does. It is just that it fell on the floor and needs to be put back together again.