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037. I’d hate for you to…

-> used to emphasize that you do not want something to happen.

 

I. EXAMPLES:

I’d hate for you to think I didn’t care.

I’d hate for you to miss the party.

I’d hate for you to leave our company.

I’d hate for you to get sick.

II. DIALOGUES:

A: Do you have the five dollars I lent you yesterday?

B: Oh I forgot! I’ll l run home real quick and bring you the money.

A: You don’t have to go right away.

B: I’d hate for you to think I was lazy in returning your money.

A: That’s OK. I know you’re a responsible person.

B: Yeah, but just the same, I’ll go home and get the money right away.