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Like, start, etc


A Like, love, prefer and hate

After like, love, prefer and hate, we can use either a to-infinitive or an ing-form. The meaning is the same.

Mrs Miles likes to do/likes doing parachute jumps.

She loves to look/loves looking down at the fields below.

We always prefer to stay/prefer staying in small hotels.

I hate to stand/hate standing up while I'm eating.


But compare these two meanings of the verb like.

LIKE TO DO LIKE DOING

Like takes a to-infinitive when it means that we Like usually takes an ing-form when we use it to

prefer to do something even though we may not talk about hobbies and interests,
enjoy it. Claire likes skiing.

I like to check my work carefully before I I don't like swimming much,

hand it in.

B Would like, etc

After would like, would love, would prefer and would hate,

we use a to-infinitive but not usually an ing-form.

I'd like to do a parachute jump one day. My sister would love to work as an artist.

Mark would prefer to drive rather than take the train. I'm glad I live here. I'd hate to live in a big tit):

Compare would like and like.

I'd like to lie on the beach today. It's too hot to I like lying on the beach. I always spend my

do anything else. holidays sunbathing.

I'd like means 'I want', but it is more polite I like means the same as 'I enjoy',

(see Unit 52B).

C Start, intend, etc

We can use either a to-infinitive or an ing-form after these verbs: begin, bother, continue, intend, propose (= intend), start

People began to leave/began leaving the theatre before the end of the play. Rachel didn't bother to do/bother doing the washing-up. Do you intend to make/intend making a complaint? The meaning is the same.

We do not usually have two ing-forms together.

It was starting to get dark, not It was-starting-getting dark.


 

63 Exercises

1 Like and would like (A-B) Write in the words. Begin I like ... or I'd like ... Use these verbs: buy, chase, drive, play, see Use these objects: computer games, rabbits, the manager, this car, this tin

► / like playing computer games.

1…………………………………………………………………………………………..3………………………………………………………………….

2…………………………………………………………………………………………..4…………………………………………………………………..

2 Like, love, prefer and hate (A-B)

Complete the sentences using the words in brackets.

► Mark: I've always wanted to visit San Francisco.
Sarah: Me too. I'd love to visit (I'd love) it some time.

1 Harriet: Tom seems to enjoy watching football matches.

David: Yes,……………………………………………………………………………….. (he loves) United pla

2 Trevor: I'm glad I don't work as late as Sarah does.

Laura: Me too.................................................................................. (1 wouldn't like) such long hour

3 Matthew: I think I'll go and see this new film.

Emma: Can I go with you?............................................................. ……………………….. (I'd like) it, to(

4 Rachel: Do you want to come with me or wait here?



Vicky: . (I'd prefer) with you if that's OB

5 Laura: I think queuing is my least favourite activity.

Tom: I agree................................................................................................................. …………... (I hate,

6 Claire: Does Mark cook for you?

Sarah: No, not often............................................... …………………………………. (he doesn't like"

7 Reporter: Have you ever flown in a hot-air balloon?

Mrs Miles: No, but....................................................................................... ……… (I'd love) in one someda;

8 Rachel: Did you say you're having your teeth looked at today?

Emma: Yes, ........................................................................................... (I like) them checked once a yeai

3 Start, intend, etc (C)

Complete this news report about a stolen taxi. Put in the to-infinitive or the ing-form of these verbs: drive, go, lock, make, search. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.

Kevin Paisley, 25, has lost his taxi. It was stolen on Friday afternoon. T just went into the newsagent's for a
moment,' said Kevin. T didn't bother (►) to lock the car.' Kevin started (1)………………………………. his

own taxi only six months ago. T was just beginning (2)……………………………… a profit,' he said.

'I intend (3)…………………………………on with my work as soon as I get my taxi back.'
The police are continuing (4)............................................ for the stolen car.



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