View topic - Problems with ～にいって
I am having trouble with understanding this sentence.
This sentence I believe would mean "I want to go to John", but supposedly means "I want John to go there". More specifically, wouldn't ジョンに行って mean "go to John", and not "John to go"? I am confused here?
Thanks ahead for any help you can give me.
- Sameer Kale
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This sentence means "I want John to go there".
If you need to say "I want to go to John", then it should be
私はジョンのところへ行きたい or 私はジョンのところに行きたい。
The points are
1. You can't use に with 行く when the destination is a person, because a person is not a place.
2. verb + ほしい is used to express the speaker's request to someone else, not the desire of himself.
おやくに たてたら さいわいです.（I hope this explanation helps you.)
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