Likes and Dislikes, 2

Likes and Dislikes
We can use gerunds and infinitives, as well as common nouns, to express our likes and dislikes.

Subject +

love + noun/gerund/infinitive.
enjoy + noun/gerund.
like + noun/gerund/infinitive.

Subject +

don’t mind + noun/gerund.
dislike + noun/gerund.
hate + noun/gerund/infinitive.
can’t stand + noun/gerund.


• I love apples, oranges and bananas.
• Yves likes skiing and playing ice-hockey.
• Mr. and Mrs. Pham didn’t like the city center, so they moved to the suburbs.


What are your likes and dislikes?

Answer the following questions, or respond to the statements. Say why and give examples.

For example, do you like Techno music?

+ + Absolutely! I love Techno music! It’s wonderful! It’s fantastic!
+ Yeah, I like Techno music. I enjoy it. I’m keen on Techno music.
O It’s okay. Sometimes. So-and-so. Yes and no. It depends. I don’t mind it.
Nope. No, I don’t. I don’t like it. I dislike it. I don’t care for techno music.
─ ─ Yuck! No way! I hate techno music! I can’t stand techno music.




Objects, Items,

13. Do you prefer modern art, folk, classical, or traditional art?

14. I like buying and wearing new clothes. I love the latest fashions.

15. My friend loves cars; he or she loves driving cars.

16. My mother likes to collect certain things. If yes, what?

17. Do you have a craze for electronic devices? Are you obsessed with electronic devices?

18. Does your cousin like wearing blue jeans?




19. My teachers like wearing formal clothes.

20. Do you prefer being alone; being by yourself?

21. My friend loves money. Does he or she enjoy making money?

22. Do you enjoy spending money? Do you love to waste money?

23. I prefer living on my own.

24. I enjoy taking courses, classes; and attending seminars, workshops.



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