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Unit 10.1

Like

Verbs

Like, as a verb, is used to express things we enjoy and take pleasure in.

We usually find this structure in its three forms:

Affirmative

The structure, in its affirmative form, is:
Subject + like/likes + [verb + ing]/noun + …

  • Like/likes: in the affirmative form, the third person singular changes from like to likes.
SUBJ. LIKE VERB+ING/NOUN
I like working/pizza
You like working/pizza
He likes working/pizza
She likes working/pizza
It likes working/pizza
We like working/pizza
You like working/pizza
They like working/pizza

Negative

The  structure, in its negative form, is:
Subject + do/does + not + like + [verb + ing]/noun + …

  • Do/does: in the negative form, the third person singular changes from do to does;
  • Short form of the negative form is the same as the short form of present simple: I don’t – he doesn’t…
SUBJ. NEGATION LIKE VERB+ING/NOUN
I do not like working/pizza
You do not like working/pizza
He does not like working/pizza
She does not like working/pizza
It does not like working/pizza
We do not like working/pizza
You do not like working/pizza
They do not like working/pizza

Interrogative

The structure, in its interrogative form, is:
Do/does + subject + like + [verb + ing]/noun + …?

  • Do/does: in the interrogative form, the third person singular changes from do to does.
DO SUBJ. LIKE VERB+ING/NOUN QUESTION MARK
Do I like working/pizza ?
Do you like working/pizza ?
Does he like working/pizza ?
Does she like working/pizza ?
Does it like working/pizza ?
Do we like working/pizza ?
Do you like working/pizza ?
Do they like working/pizza ?

Affirmative

  • I really like cooking.
  • He likes sports.
  • We like going out at weekends.

Negative

  • I don’t like cooking.
  • He doesn’t like sports.
  • We don’t like going out on the weekends.

Interrogative

  • Do I like cooking?
  • Does he like sports?
  • Do we like going out at weekends?

Like is used when we want to express enjoyment of doing something.

The verb like is used to express the idea of enjoying something. We use different structures, depending on the form of the verb that we need to use.

The structures are:

  • Affirmative: Subject + like/likes + [verb + ing]/noun + … (likes for the third person singular);
  • Negative: Subject + do/does + not + like + [verb + ing]/noun + … (does for the third person singular);
  • Interrogative: Do/does + subject + like + [verb + ing]/noun + …? (does for the third person singular).

For example:
— Affirmative: “I like drinking tea.
— Negative: “I don’t like drinking tea.
— Interrogative: “Do you like drinking tea?

NOTE: There is a significant difference in meaning between like and would like. Would like is used to express our requests or offers more politely.

For example:
— “I like sport.” = We use like to express that the subject enjoys doing sports.
♦ “would like to do some sport.” = We use would like to express the subject’s desire of doing some sport.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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