charles guo
grammar question Freedom of speech means that American citizens are allowed to say whatever they want to about ideas or people.(From <Introduction to the United States>) Question: Is there a missed "say" after "whatever they want to" in the original sentence?
Oct 28, 2019 1:39 PM
Answers · 3
You do not need to repeat the verb after the 'whatever you want to', but you could and still be correct You can do whatever you want to / You can do whatever you want to do I can eat whatever I want to / I can eat whatever I want to eat. Hope this helps, Richard
October 28, 2019
It's not missed. You dont need to repeat "say". However, I think "are allowed to talk about anything or anyone" would be more natural.
October 28, 2019
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charles guo
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