Unit 10.2

Would Like

Verb Phrase

Se usa would like para expresar solicitudes u ofertas más amablemente.

Would es un verbo auxiliar modal y cuando se usa con like (would like) forma una solicitud u oferta de manera educada. En esta estructura la forma es siempre la misma, incluso para la tercera persona del singular. Normalmente encontramos esta estructura en sus tres formas:

Afirmativo

Su estructura, en la forma afirmativa, es:
Subject + would like + [to + verb]/noun + …

Subjectwould likeTo + Verb/ Noun
Iwould liketo work /pizza
Youwould liketo work /pizza
Hewould liketo work /pizza
Shewould liketo work /pizza
Itwould liketo work /pizza
Wewould liketo work /pizza
Youwould liketo work /pizza
Theywould liketo work /pizza

Negativo

Su estructura, en la forma negativa, es:
Subject + would + not + like + [to + verb]/noun + …

  • La forma abreviada de la forma negativa es wouldn’t.
Subjectwould + notLikeTo + Verb/ Noun
Iwould notliketo work /pizza
Youwould notliketo work /pizza
Hewould notliketo work /pizza
Shewould notliketo work /pizza
Itwould notliketo work /pizza
Wewould notliketo work /pizza
Youwould notliketo work /pizza
Theywould notliketo work /pizza

Interrogativo

Su estructura, en la forma interrogativa, es:
Would + subject + like + [to + verb]/noun + …?

WouldSubjectLikeTo + Verb/ NounQuestion
Mark
WouldIliketo work /pizza?
Wouldyouliketo work /pizza?
Wouldheliketo work /pizza?
Wouldsheliketo work /pizza?
Woulditliketo work /pizza?
Wouldweliketo work /pizza?
Wouldyouliketo work /pizza?
Wouldtheyliketo work /pizza?

Afirmativo

  • I would like some omelette, please.
  • She would like to go out tonight.
  • They would like 2 tickets for bus 89.

Negativo

  • wouldn’t like omelette.
  • She wouldn’t like to go out tonight.
  • They wouldn’t like tickets for bus 89.

Interrogativo

  • Would you like some omelette?
  • Would she like to go out tonight?
  • Would they like tickets for bus 89?

Usamos would like para decir want en una manera más educada, especialmente cuando hacemos una solicitud o una oferta.

NOTA: Like tiene un significado diferente que would like: se usa like para expresar la idea de disfrutar algo.

Usamos would like para expresar nuestras solicitudes u ofertas de manera más educada, que no es tan fuerte como want. Usamos estructuras diferentes dependiendo de la forma que necesitamos usar.

Las estructuras son:

  • Afirmativo: Subject + would like + [to + verb]/noun + …
  • Negativo: Subject + would + not + like + [to + verb]/noun + …
  • Interrogativo: Would + subject + like + [to + verb]/noun + …?

Por ejemplo:
— Afirmativo: «I would like a cup of tea
— Negativo: «I wouldn’t like a cup of tea
— Interrogativo: «Would you like a cup of tea?»

Vamos a revisar este contenido dentro de la sección {Form}. Echa un vistazo a la sección {Example} que muestra su uso en contexto.

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