Want

Salve ho eseguito un test il racconto parlava dei lati negativi nel lavoro di un “travel courier” il quale risponde “people wanting to change your rooms”. Mi chiedo come mai l’uso del gerundio nel verbo “want” e perché è seguito dal “to”. Grazie, Patriza

(1) We assume this is because the phrase refers to a hypothetical situation. The simple phrase is “people want to change your rooms” but here we are talking about “in the event of people wanting to change your rooms.”
(2) When the verb to want is followed by another verb, it always takes the the infinitive: “I want to tell you something, I want to win the lottery.” At the same time we can say “Wanting to win the lottery is pretty natural.”

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