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    I've seen dread being used with both to-inf and gerund. What's the difference between the two meaning when you give to inf and gerund at a time?

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    Re: Dread

    "dread" and "hate"

    These two verbs are followed by a to-infinitive when talking hypothetically (usually when using to think), but by a gerund when talking about general dislikes.

    For example:

    ˙I dread / hate to think what she will do.
    ˙I dread / hate seeing him.

    See also verbs followed by gerunds and infinitives

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