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D00M
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:38:59 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

What's the difference between the following two?

I hate to see you in the hospital.
I hate seeing you in the hospital.

I am looking forward to your answers.
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:45:11 PM

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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

What's the difference between the following two?

I hate to see you in the hospital.
I hate seeing you in the hospital.


There really is no difference.
Both mean that you hate for this thing to have happened. In this case, needing to be in hospital.

We use these phrases for any number of things and they would have the same meaning. I hate to see that happen. I hate seeing that happen.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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