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 + …

Subject would like To + Verb/ Noun
I would like to work /pizza
You would like to work /pizza
He would like to work /pizza
She would like to work /pizza
It would like to work /pizza
We would like to work /pizza
You would like to work /pizza
They would like to 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.
Subject would + not Like To + Verb/ Noun
I would not like to work /pizza
You would not like to work /pizza
He would not like to work /pizza
She would not like to work /pizza
It would not like to work /pizza
We would not like to work /pizza
You would not like to work /pizza
They would not like to work /pizza

Interrogativo

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

Would Subject Like To + Verb/ Noun Question
Mark
Would I like to work /pizza ?
Would you like to work /pizza ?
Would he like to work /pizza ?
Would she like to work /pizza ?
Would it like to work /pizza ?
Would we like to work /pizza ?
Would you like to work /pizza ?
Would they like to work /pizza ?

Afirmativo

  • would like some stamps, please.
  • She would like to exchange some euros for pounds.
  • They would like 2 tickets for bus 89.

Negativo

  • wouldn’t like any stamps.
  • She wouldn’t like to exchange any euros for pounds.
  • They wouldn’t like any tickets for bus 89.

Interrogativo

  • Would you like any stamps?
  • Would she like to exchange some euros for pounds?
  • Would they like any 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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