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Vocabulary: likes and dislikes
It is often useful and even necessary to indicate what we like and what we don't like. It's also indispensable to know what the people around us like or not... Many expressions exist in English and it's important to know their differences.
Kids are keen on playing together an admirer
|To like something||To like doing/ to do|
|To be fond of||To be keen on sth|
|To enjoy||To be mad/ crazy about|
"Fond of" is normally used to talk about food or people.
- Tell me your likes and dislikes (what you like and what you don't like!)
- I can't get enough of (I like it very much!)
- Singing is my life! ("singing"= gerund)
- He's into everything!
- I prefer flying to driving...It's much quicker... (I prefer V+ing to V+ing)
|To admire somebody for||admiring|
|To love||To adore|
|Attractive||To be drawn to sb|
|To be tempted by sth|
To be tempted=> temptation
The idea tempts me!
abhor= loathe= detest
To dislike sb/ sth
To have a dislike for sb/sth
|To take a dislike to sb/sth|
To be fed up with (+ ing)
To be sick of (+ ing)
I can't bear him
I can't stand him
|To hate||to detest/ to loathe|
|Hatred/ Hate/ detestation||hateful/ loathesome|
|Full of hatred||odious|
|To abhor||disgusting/ revolting|
|Off-putting (spoken)||repugnant/ repugnance|
False friend: heinous: very evil and hateful.
- I can't stand his doing something/ I can't bear his doing : (British English) ////// I can't stand him doing something (American English)
- To hate sb/ sth doing/ to do sg: to detest sb/ sth doing sg
- one of his pet hates (annoys or bothers a person very much)
- To feel disgust for
- To be disgusted at sth/ by sth/ sb
- to find sth disgusting/ to be repelled by sth
- to put sb off sth
The choice is wide. Yet, you won't have to know all the expressions... Try to focus on the main ones, at first... The exercise is here to help!
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