Un désir peut
évidemment être exprimé par les
verbes to want to, to wish, to
desire, to hope. Mais
on peut exprimer aussi des désirs par des verbes
auxiliaires de mode dont la valeur sémantique
principale n' exprime pas un désir.
Will you come to my place and have a cup of tea?
I would go to the Carribbean, if I had the money.
He would rather be outside and enjoy the sun instead of being at work.
like to (aimer)
She would like to buy milk, eggs and some vegetables.
to want to
We always wanted to go to Italy and last year we finally made it.
I wish I was rich!
to be willing to
They all are willing to help us.
to insist on (vouloir absolument)
Despite the good results the trainer insisted on more training.