For "I want you to eat the food", you could say "I-NOM see-VOL eat you-ACC the food-DAT". I really like Taliesin's solution "I want food-eating-you". David wrote, "You don't run into this problem with something like "can", though, because you can't get, *"I can you to run" (meaning something like, "I'm able to (be?) your running")." But you *can* say "I can cause you to run"--"I-NOM run-(causative)-(abilitative) you-ACC", for example. Trebor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Trebor1990 "If you pulled the wings off a fly, would it then be called a walk?"