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Reply to "Is it possible to say "they want you kneel" instead of "they want you to kneel?""

The pattern "want sb do sth" is never used.

Gustavo is right, George. "Want sb do sth" is always wrong. It is so bad that anyone who speaks English could rightly assume that someone who says that does not speak English.

Though ungrammatical, the double negative in "We don't need no education" can be used by certain illiterate speakers.

In the case of that song, I think the use of the substandard sentence was ironic on Pink Floyd's part. Though the kids' complaints about their teachers may have been valid, it was not true that the kids had no need for education.

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