if you want it to be/if you want it

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if you want it to be/if you want it

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Are both correct:

1) This game is over if you want it to be. All you have to do is resign.

2) This game is over if you want it. All you have to do is resign.

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Re: if you want it to be/if you want it

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Both are grammatically possible but #2 is absurd ("want it" = " want the game").
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