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"She wants to be alone."

Translation:Hon vill vara ensam.

February 8, 2015

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

Doesn't "hon vill bli ensam" work here?


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

That sounds a bit weird to a native like me. She wants to be alone, not become alone.


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

mmm I think I get it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan-Olav

It would work in a sentence like 'Hon vill bli lämnad ensam' (She wants to be left alone).


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

Shades of Greta Garbo?


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

Why 'att vara' doesn't fit here?


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

Modal auxiliaries like vill never take an att when they're followed by an infinitive. See this post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7075383

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