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To like ... Like ... Likely ...
1) (TO) LIKE = the VERB= to enjoy, to appreciate.
Do not mix up: I like (simple present) and I would like (conditional, often meaning 'I want').
a) The VERB to like is built either: to LIKE + noun and to LIKE + V + -ing sometimes: LIKE + INFINITIVE (especially in the USA.)
ex : I like chocolate and I really like eating some quite often!
b) In the conditional, ‘like’ is followed by an infinitive and often means ‘want’.
ex : I would like to learn several unknown languages.
c) Still in the conditional, ‘like’ may be followed by a complete infinitive clause :
ex : I would like my parents to listen to my wishes…
2) LIKE = PREPOSITION, CONJONCTION= similar to; LIKE + noun or LIKE + personal pronoun.
ex : Do like your mother, not like me…
3) LIKELY= expresses probability;
a) It's often used with a personal subject.
ex : My mother is likely to be very angry if I come home late…
b) The subject can also be ‘it’ or ‘there’.
ex : It’s likely to snow tonight … Drive carefully!
ex : There’s likely to be a strike again tomorrow.
4) A few expressions :
Like father, like son... =Children tend to imitate and look like their parents ...
I drink like a fish!= I drink quite a lot! (but, in my case, it's just water ! )
He eats like a horse!= He eats a lot!
To look like somebody= To have a ressemblance with
To feel like + V + ing= I'd really like to ...
What is he like? Tall and brown haired. test =To describe somebody
2 : 'I would too!' would be correct (British) English!)
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