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    Re: hate for you to

    Quote Originally Posted by gwendolinest
    If you say 2 and 3 are correct, I won’t argue with you. (My ears hear differently, that’s all.)

    But I can assure you that the construction “hate” + noun + “to” infinitive is perfectly valid. There is nothing wrong with it whatsoever.
    Well, we agree that we won't argue. :wink:

    I don't have a grammatical formula to rely on--only my opinion.

    Perhaps it's an AE/BE difference. I'm not certain.

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    Re: hate for you to

    "I'd hate it for you to think ..." seems perfectly fine to me. :)

    [Edited to note that I missed the extra "it" about a hundred times.]

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