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    Dear teachers

    I'd like to know the difference between (1) and (2).
    1. I hate for that to happen to you.
    2. I would hate for that to happen to you.

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    Default Re: would hate

    I would say that the first isn't correct. Also, I would just say 'I would hate that to happen to you'. The use of 'for that' is regional in American English, I think, and not used in British English much.

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