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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 : He looks like his brother whereas she's very much like her mother.

    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




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    2 : 'I would too!' would be correct (British) English!)



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    'Mummy, help you make the cake for Dad's birthday? '
    'Of course I would ! prepare the ingredients: a lot of chocolate, some sugar, flour, butter and 4 eggs. '
    'Don't worry, Mom, ! It's easy ... the chocolate! '
    'I know chocolate, and nibbling it at the same time... No need to weigh it, we'll put the whole pack of chocolate...' 'I'll weigh it anyway... your scales ... 200 g: Is that enough? my chocolate cake with a strong taste, and so does Daddy ! You know, Mom, '! the cake you made for my Birthday party ... You know, with the chocolate chips in it ... Please, give me some to put into this one, Mom? I'm sure Dad them too ... He my cake a lot, and I think this one too. Let's make this cake BIG, Mom, as big as a mountain! You know I ... or rather greedy boy ! .... and as we're so alike, Dad is a mountain of it too!!!'

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