V n to-inf
Structure I: Verb with Object
|Verb group||noun group||to-infinitive clause|
|He||would hate||her||to find out.|
|They||would prefer||the truth||to remain untold.|
Verbs with this structure are all concerned with the way someone feels about a situation, action or event, or with what someone wants or wishes to happen.
Treating others as you would like them to treat you is easier said than done.
I'd love her to go into politics or on the stage.
I need you to do something for me.
I wouldn't wish you to view your visit to Paris with any regrets.
In the case of will, the noun group is often a reflexive pronoun. This pattern is V pron-refl to-inf.
desire hate like love need prefer want will wish
Clenching her fists, she willed herself not to cry.