Unit 10.2

La costruzione Would Like


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Introduction

Would like é usato per fare delle richieste o offerte in maniera cortese.

Form

Would é un verbo ausiliare modale e quando viene usato con like (would like), consiste in una richiesta o offerta fatta in un modo cortese. La forma é sempre la stessa, anche per la terza persona singolare. Di solito troviamo questa struttura in tre forme:

Affermativa

La forma affermativa é:
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

Negativa

La forma negativa é:
Subject + would + not + like + [to + verb]/noun + …

  • la forma breve negativa é 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

Interrogativa

La forma interrogativa é:
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 ?

Example

Affermativa

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

Negativa

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

Interrogativa

  • Would you like any stamps?
  • Would she like to exchange some euros for pounds?
  • Would they like any tickets for bus 89?

Use

Usiamo la costruzione would like per esprimere il verbo volere in un modo piú cortese, specialmente quado facciamo un’offerta o una richiesta.

NOTE: Like ha un significato diverso da would like; like é usato per dire cosa ci piace fare.

Summary

Usiamo would like per fare richieste o offerte in modo più cortese rispetto al verbo want, che ha un significato piú forte e diretto. Ci sono diverse forme in base a cosa vogliamo dire.

Le strutture sono:

  • Affermativa: Subject + would like + [to + verb]/noun + …
  • Negativa: Subject + would + not + like + [to + verb]/noun + …
  • Interrogativa: Would + subject + like + [to + verb]/noun + …?

Per esempio:
— Affermativa: “I would like a cup of tea.”
— Negativa: “I wouldn’t like a cup of tea.”
— Interrogativa:”Would you like a cup of tea?

Rivediamo questo contenuto nella sezione {Form}. Dai un’occhiata alla sezione {Example} che mostra il suo uso in un contesto.

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