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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.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
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.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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