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Would you like + verb

How to use "would like" with a verb?

"Would like" is used to mean  "want",  but it is used for more polite expressions.

  • Do you want  to drink something cold?  ( This is less formal and polite. We usually use this for friends, children, and etc.)
  • Would you like  to drink something cold? (This is more polite and formal.)

We can use it with a verb:

Form:  Subject + would like + to + verb

  • I would like to eat some cheese.
  • Would you like to have some water?
  • She would like to eat a piece of cake.

We can use it in positive, negative sentences and questions.

  • I would like to stay home today.
  • She would like to buy a new car.
  • Would you like to go to the cinema?
  • Would you like to eat an apple?
  • He wouldn't like to come with us.
  • Mary wouldn't like  to watch that movie.

"Would like" is the same for all subjects.

  • I would like to play tennis tomorrow night.
  • You would like to play tennis tomorrow night.
  • He / she / Sally would like to play tennis tomorrow night.
  • We would like to play tennis tomorrow night.
  • They / our homemates would like to play tennis tomorrow night.


We can make them shorter by using contractions:

 I would like = I'd like
She would like = She'd like /he'd  
They would like = They'd like
We would like = We'd like
You would like = You'd like
  • I'd like to drink some milk.
  • I'd  like to eat some olives.
  • I'd  like to cook some eggs.
  • I'd  like to buy some bread.

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