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Like / love / hate

When you talk about rep_____ action, you can use -ing or to... after the verbs.

Like / love / hate

When you talk about repeated action, you can use -ing or to... after the verbs.

 

Do you like getting up early? or Do you like to get up early?

Stephanie hates flying. or Stephanie hates to fly.

I love meeting people. or I love to meet people.

I don't like being kept waiting. or I don't like to be kept waiting.

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Like / love / hate

We use -ing (not to) when we talk about situation that already ex____ (or ex_____).

Like / love / hate

We use -ing (not to) when we talk about situation that already exists (or existed).

Paul lives in Vancouver. He likes living there.

Do you like being a student?

The office I worked at was horrible. I hated working there.

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True or false? Is there sometimes a difference between I like to do and I like doing?

True. Is there sometimes a difference between I like to do et I like doing?

I like doing something = I do it and and enjoy it.

I like cleaning the kitchen. (= I enjoy it)

I like to do something = I think is a good thing to do, bu I don't necessary enjoy it.

It's not my favorite job, but I like to clean the kitchen as oftent as possible.

Enjoy and mind are always followed by -ing:

I enjoy cleaning the kitchen.

I don't mind cleaning the kitchen

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Would like / would love / would hate / would prefer are usually followed by __.

 

Would like / would love / would hate / would prefer are usually followed by to.

I'd like to go away for a few days.

Would you like to come to dinner on Friday?

I wouldn't like to go on vacation alone.

I'd love to meet your family.

Compare I like ant I would like:

I like playing/to plays tennis. (= I like it in general)

I'd like to play tennis today. (= I want to play today)

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I would like to have done something = I reg___ now that I didn't or couldn't do it.

would like to have done something = I regret now that I didn't or couldn't do it.

 

It's too bad we didn't see Johnny when we were here. I would like to have seen him again.

We'd like to have gone on vacation, but we didn't have enough money.

Same pattern with would love / would hate / would prefer.

Poor Tom! I'd hate to have been is his position.

I'd love to have gone to the party, but it was impossible.

Would... mind is always followed by -ing (not to):

Would you mind closing the door, please?

 

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Paul lives in Vancouver now. It's nice. He likes it. (he / like / live / there): _____

Paul lives in Vancouver now. It's nice. He likes it. (he / like / live / there): _____

He likes living there. (situation already exists)

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Jane is a biology teacher. She likes her job. (She / like / teach / bilogy): _____.

Jane is a biology teacher. She likes her job. (She / like / teach / bilogy): _____. 

She likes teaching biology. (situation already exists)

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Joe always carries his camera with him and takes a lot of photographs. (He / like / take/ photographs): _____ .

Joe always carries his camera with him and takes a lot of photographs. (He / like / take/ photographs): _____.

He likes taking or to takes a lot of photographs. (repeated action, both are possible) 

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I used to work in a supermarket. I didn't like it much. (he / not / like / work / there): _____.

I used to work in a supermarket. I didn't like it much. (he / not / like / work / there): _____.

He didn't like working there. (situation already exists)

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Rachel is studying medecine. She likes it. (she / like / study / medicine): _____.

Rachel is studying medecine. She likes it. (she / like / study / medicine): _____.

She likes studying medicine. (situation already exists)

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Dan is famous, but he doesn't like it.  (he / not / like / be / famous): _____.

Dan is famous, but he doesn't like it.  (he / not / like / be / famous): _____.

He doesn't like being famous. (situation already exists)

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It's good to visit other places. I enjoy to travel/traveling.

It's good to visit other places. I enjoy traveling. (always -ing with enjoy)

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I'm not quite ready yet. Would you mind to wait/waiting a little longer?

I'm not quite ready yet. Would you mind waiting a little longer? (always -ing with mind)

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When I was a child, I hated to go/going to bed early.

When I was a child, I hated to go/going to bed early.

(repeated action, both are possible with hate/like/love)

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I enjoy to be/being busy. I don't like it when there's nothing to do.

I enjoy being busy. I don't like it when there's nothing to do. (always -ing with enjoy)

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Do you have a minute? I'd like talking/to talk to you.

Do you have a minute? I'd like to talk to you. (usually-ing with would like)

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It's a shame I didn't see the program. I would like __ have ____ the program.

It's a shame I didn't see the program. I would like to have seen the program.

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I'm glad I didn't lose my watch. I would hate __ have ___ my watch.

I'm glad I didn't lose my watch. I would hate to have lost my watch.

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It's a shame I couldn't travel by train. I would prefer __ have _____ by train.

It's a shame I couldn't travel by train. I would prefer to have traveled by train.

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