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It seems like when there is the word in the sentence, you need to move noun/verb to the end of the sentence, but I am not sure. So here is my question. I want to say I want to talk/speak to you. Is it 我对你想说 or 我想说对你?

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It should be 我想对你说

  • 我想说 = I want to say

  • 我想(对你)说 = I want to say (to you)

对 have to be placed before the object, and [对 + object] have to be followed by a verb

想(want to) is the main verb, it is not moved to the end of the sentence

O Connor wrote:

Is it because of the word 对 that you need to move the second verb 说 to the end of the sentence?

Not necessarily the end of the sentence, but [对 + object] need to be followed by a verb

  • 我说 = I say

  • 我(对你)说 = I say (to you)

  • 我现在(对你)(说)明天的计划 = I now say (to you) tomorrow's plan

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  • How to say: I want to talk/speak to someone that did this to her?
    – O Connor
    Aug 13, 2020 at 12:25
  • 我想 (对) (向她做出這種事的人) 说; "向她做出這種事的人" is the object
    – Tang Ho
    Aug 13, 2020 at 12:28
  • Is it because of the word that you need to move the second verb to the end of the sentence?
    – O Connor
    Aug 13, 2020 at 12:36
  • Not necessarily the end of the sentence, but [对 +object] has to be placed before a verb. 我说 --> 我(对你)说
    – Tang Ho
    Aug 13, 2020 at 12:39
  • If I want to add one more verb or . Where to put it in the sentence to say I want to GO talk/speak to someone that did this to her?
    – O Connor
    Aug 13, 2020 at 12:43

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