Element FORM/USE: 'WOULD HATE' + 'TO'
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat patterns_with to and -ing
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'would hate' + 'to' infinitive, for emphasis.
Corrected Learner Example We in the student committee would hate to see all that space go to waste. (Sweden; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2001; Swedish; Fail)

I am very much aware of my parents? mistakes and would hate to make the same ones. (Switzerland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; French; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example We in the student committee would hate to see all that space go to waist. (Sweden; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2001; Swedish; Fail)

I am very much aware of my parent's mistakes and would hate to make the same ones. (Switzerland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; French; Pass)
Comments While it might seem surprising to see this pattern at C2, note its use - it is being used to strengthen what is said in a formal authoritative voice.

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