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Steve Currensy
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 12:23:15 PM

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Lets say I was driving my friends set of wheels and the police seized it yesterday for inconsiderate driving.

Today my friend complains:"why did u drive like a lunatic? Im going to have to pay loads of money to reclaim it."

I leap to my own defence saying:" I would have hated this to happen."

Is the "would have hated" part grammatically correct? Or should I say" I hated this to happen"? Im trying to say I hate the fact that your car was seized and I didnt want this to happen.
Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:55:39 PM

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Steve Currensy wrote:
Lets say I was driving my friends set of wheels and the police seized it yesterday for inconsiderate driving.

Today my friend complains:"why did u drive like a lunatic? Im going to have to pay loads of money to reclaim it."

I leap to my own defence saying:" I would have hated this to happen."

Is the "would have hated" part grammatically correct? No, it isn't. Or should I say" I hated this to happen"? Im trying to say I hate the fact that your car was seized and I didnt want this to happen.
Thanks.

You would say things like, "I hate that this happened/I hated for that to happen/I regret that it happened/I'm sorry that happened".
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:38:52 AM

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It should also be said that your friend complained by saying “Why did you drive like a lunatic…..”
U is text speech for you and incorrect in normal writing.
tautophile
Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2022 7:54:35 PM
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It should also be "I was driving my friend's set of wheels" (i.e., my friend's car)...
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