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    would hate

    Hi,

    ''You must always use the to-infinitive with the expressions 'would love to', 'would hate to', etc.''

    ''I would love to dance with you''.

    Gerund or Infinitive: Selecting the correct one in English grammar

    BUT:

    - If I were you, I wouldn't hate watching a movie with her.

    My question is can we use 'ing' after 'would like, would hate, would love' in an 'if clause sentence'? My opinion is that it seems OK but not sure.

    Thanks.

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    Re: would hate

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    ''You must always use the to-infinitive with the expressions 'would love to', 'would hate to', etc.''

    ''I would love to dance with you''.

    Gerund or Infinitive: Selecting the correct one in English grammar

    BUT:

    - If I were you, I wouldn't hate watching a movie with her.

    My question is can we use 'ing' after 'would like, would hate, would love' in an 'if clause sentence'? My opinion is that it seems OK but not sure.

    Thanks.
    I think they have worded it badly on that link. It says you must use the to-infinitive with "would love to" and "would hate to". That doesn't make sense because then you would have "I would love to to eat a cake". It should say that "would love to" or "would hate to" must be followed by the bare infinitive.

    "Would love" and "would hate" can be followed by either the to-infinitive or the gerund depending on the context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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