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I've come across this sentence on the Net.


(a) I’d hate to see his prime years be wasted.


What is the difference in meaning between (a) and these (b) and (c) below?


(b) I’d hate to see his prime years being wasted.

(c) I’d hate to see his prime years wasted.

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Taka(b) I’d hate to see his prime years being wasted.

This is unidiomatic.

Taka(c) I’d hate to see his prime years wasted.

This is the same as (a).