The word “like” gets special attention in this level because it’s a popular word in English. Understanding how to use “like” is important.
1. “Like” expresses your happiness with something or someone:
I like this ice cream. / I like my neighbors.
2. “Like” is used to make comparisons and to ask questions about people and things:
This video provides some more examples.
3. “Like” is often used with “would” as a polite way of asking what a person wants. You often hear this in restaurants:
4. “How do you like…” is used to ask if someone likes something. It’s very similar to “Do you like _______?”
This YouTube video offers additional examples and explanations for “How do you like _______?”
5. “Like” sometimes doesn’t mean anything at all. Americans use it in the same way they use “you know” and “uuhhhh….” Try to avoid doing this when you speak English. It’s a bad habit. Teenagers use this “like” a lot.
Warning: “I like.” The verb should have an object somewhere after it. (The exception is example #5.)