I would like ____
We would like _____
You would like ______
You would like _____
He would like_____
She would like _____
It would like _____
They would like _____
would like = want
The verb “would like” requires an object, a gerund, or an infinitive after it:
- I would like a bagel. (The word “bagel” is an object.)
- He’d like a new job. (The word “job” is an object. Notice that the subject and “would” are contracted to form “He’d.” This is very common.)
- They’d like a new dog. (The word “dog” is an object.)
- They’d like to get a new dog. (“To get” is an infinitive.)
Most people make a contraction with the subject and “would.”
I would like a burrito = I’d like a burrito.
She would like to make a call. = She’d like to make a call.
Present Tense – negative
I wouldn’t like _____
We wouldn’t like ____
You wouldn’t like____
You wouldn’t like ____
He wouldn’t like ____
She wouldn’t like ____
It wouldn’t like ____
They wouldn’t like ____
Remember: You must have an object after “would like.”
You can also use a gerund after “would like.”
- You wouldn’t like living there. (“Living” is a gerund.)
- He probably wouldn’t like the food.
- They wouldn’t like doing that kind of work. (“Doing” is a gerund.)
Note: Using “would like” in the negative is not always an easy thing to do. This expresses an opinion about a person that might not be true.
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These questions are made with “would like.”
would like = do want
- What would you like on your pizza?
- Would you like to go out tonight?
- Would they like to go to the park?
- What time would you like to leave?
- How many pieces of chicken would you like?
Here are some examples:
(She’d = She would)
Directions: Fill in the blanks with “would” and “like.”
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What _______ you _________ to eat?
I ________ _________ a hot dog.
What ________ she ________?
She ________ ________ some french fries.
How _________ you __________ your steak?
I _________ _________ it well done.
They _________ __________ to watch TV.
Your parents __________ _________ that. (negative)
Bob _________ _________ living in California. (negative)
________ you _________ some ketchup?