View Poll Results: Is "I'd hate it for you to think ..." good grammar?

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    Default "I'd hate it for you to think ..."

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    Default Re: "I'd hate it for you to think ..."

    "I'd hate for you to think I didn't know what I was doing."

    Apparently, somebody thinks that is bad grammar. Unfortunately, I only get to vote once. :wink:

    8)

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    Default Re: "I'd hate it for you to think ..."

    Did you see the stray it?
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    Default Re: "I'd hate it for you to think ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Did you see the stray it?
    Not until you pointed it out.

    (Another example, I suppose, of the brain seeing what it expects to see. Somebody might have to change his vote. :wink: )

    8)

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    It's not exactly a clear cut vote, here!
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    I voted yes. I don't personally see anything wrong with it.

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    It could be improved:
    I'd hate you to think.

    Clearer and fewer words.

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