Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
azangru

Perhaps the most concentrated in to want in continuous speech that I’ve yet heard:

We are announcing thirty new free schools; and we are wanting these to go into areas that not previously had free schools; we see a massive improvement in terms of attainment in areas that have had free schools, and we are really wanting to drive that change, drive those reforms on top of the extra 14.5 billion pounds money that we are putting into schools right across the country. ... What we are wanting to do is make it clear that this isn't the last wave of free schools; so we are wanting...
(Gavin Williamson, British secretary for education, on BBC, at about 8 min)

It this a dialectal characteristic, or is there a semantic behind the continuous?
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