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Autor:  Ricardo - EMB
E-mail:  emb@sk.com.br
Data:  23/OUT/2009 9:22 AM
Assunto:  Like plus

According to Michael Swan (Practical English Usage, pg 311):


"In British English, like + -ing form is used mostly to talk about enjoyment, and like + infinitive mostly to talk about choices and habits. In American English, like + infinitive is common in both senses. Compare:

- I like climbing mountains. (more typically GB)

  I like to climb mountains. (more typically US)

- When I'm pouring tea I like to put the milk in first. (GB/US)"

(my underline)


For the benefit of simplicity and having in mind the struggle of EFL students, I don't see a need to update my link.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Like to do sth vs like doing sth  –  Jazz  21/OUT/2009, 10:00 PM
Like to do sth vs like doing sth  –  Tiago T.  21/OUT/2009, 10:52 PM
Like to do sth vs like doing sth  –  Fatto  21/OUT/2009, 11:27 PM
Like to do sth vs like doing sth  –  Josi  22/OUT/2009, 9:36 AM
Like plus  –  Aunty Jack  22/OUT/2009, 9:27 PM
  Like plus  –  Ricardo - EMB  23/OUT/2009, 9:22 AM
Like plus  –  Fran  23/OUT/2009, 12:40 PM
thank you ALL!!!  –  Jazz  23/OUT/2009, 9:08 PM
thank you ALL!!!  –  Ricardo - EMB  23/OUT/2009, 10:39 PM
to Ricardo  –  Jazz  24/OUT/2009, 1:30 PM
to Ricardo  –  Ricardo - EMB  25/OUT/2009, 12:13 AM

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