use of "would like you"

I want to know the meaning of "I would like you to concentrate on vocabulary." Does it mean that "I want to advice you to concentrate on vocabulary"?


"would like " is the more formal or polite way of saying want, so you are correct.


"I want you to concentrate on vocabulary"

is the same as

" I would like you to concentrate on vocabulary"

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Sep 25, 2009
YOU'RE CORRECT
by: PRECIOUS

I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS "I WANT YOU TO CONCENTRATE" IS MORE LIKE A COMMAND WHILE "WOULD LIKE YOU TO CONCENTRATE" IS AN ADVICE OR A SUGGESTION
Actually Precious, the second option is not a suggetion or advice, it is just a more polite form of saying what you want.

I want to eat

vs

I would like to eat. -Diana :)


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