Force someone to do what you want [to] [do]

1) Don’t force your friends to do what you want to do.

2) Don’t force your friends to do what you want to.

3) Don’t force your friends to do what you want.

I think

1) is ‘Don’t force your friends to do something. You want to do something.’

And

3) is ‘Don’t force your friends to do something. You want something.’

But generally, forcing is kind of acts so I think 1) is the most grammatical sentence.

But now I have still a few questions.

2) Don’t force your friends to do what you want to. – > Is it grammatically correct?

2) If it is possible, what is the difference between 1) to 3)?

Answer

1) and 2) are the same. The word “do” is elided but understood at the end of 2). They mean, “You want to do something. Don’t force your friends to do that same something.” Suppose you want to see the movie Fast and Furious 7. If you’re a good person, you won’t force your friends to go with you.

3) means, “You want something done. Don’t force your friends to do that something. Suppose you need money, and you think robbing a bank would be a good way to get it. If you’re a good person, you won’t force your friends to rob a bank for you. Whether you’re willing to go with them or not.

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