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    Hello,

    - Alice's mother hates her staying out late.
    - Alice's mother hates her to stay out late.

    I think that the two sentences are grammatically OK, but I would like to ask if there is any difference in meaning?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: hate

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    - Alice's mother hates her staying out late.
    - Alice's mother hates her to stay out late.

    I think that the two sentences are grammatically OK, but I would like to ask if there is any difference in meaning?

    Thanks in advance.
    The second is incorrect. The construction you used in the first sentence is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hate

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second is incorrect. The construction you used in the first sentence is correct.
    I don't see anything wrong with the construction in the second sentence ("hates" [verb] + "her" [pronoun] + "to stay out" [infinitive]).

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    Re: hate

    So what's the conclusion? Are both sentences correct? I see there are two opinions here; by Emsr2d2, by Billmcd.
    Last edited by UM Chakma; 08-Aug-2013 at 06:10.

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    Re: hate

    Maybe it's another BrE/AmE difference! I wonder how many times we've said that. In BrE, here are some sample sentences using constructions with hate:

    I hate you going out so late.
    I would hate you to to go out so late.
    Less common: I would hate for you to go out so late.
    I would hate it if you went out so late.

    I hate you having to leave for work at 5am every day.
    I would hate you to have to leave for work at 5am every day.
    Less common: I would hate for you to have to leave for work at 5am every day.
    I would hate it if you had to leave for work at 5am every day.

    In BrE, the first sentence of each example set would not be natural as "I hate you to go out so late" or "I hate you to have to leave for work ..."

    The third example I gave both times is less common, using "for". It works better in things like "I would hate for you to lose that job just because of what I said".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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