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I like / I would like to
The verb To LIKE expresses sentiments, as well as DISLIKE, LOVE, HATE, PREFER, - verbs of feelings too; they're never built in the –ing form. They're used very frequently, but the constructions of those forms are often the source of problems, hesitations, and even mistakes ! .
= is a regular verb and is most often followed by an –ing form, but it may also be followed by a FULL INFINITIVE.
- I like getting up early, but I also like to get up later at weekends.
- I like singing and dancing with my friends; I like talking and hanging around with them, too...
= I like to sing and dance with my friends; I like to talk and hang around with them too...
REMINDER! A verb ending with the following pattern: "consonant + vowel + consonant", must double the final consonant: -get => getting; run = running; BUT eat=> eating.
2) On the contrary, in the conditional: YOU MUSTN'T HESITATE: 'like' is always followed by the INFINITIVE: I WOULD LIKE TO. It's the only possible form.
- He would like to create his company with his friends as partners... (= Present of the conditional)
The anticipation of the future is here clearly expressed. "To like", the FULL INFINITIVE FORM is the only possible construction behind WOULD.
In the following test, you will have to choose between several forms corresponding to the different tenses used, consequently, you'll pick the right forms to follow the verb: "to like".
That's easy, isn't it? Good luck!
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