How to express likes and dislikes
Carla M.
em 10 de Julho de 2019

How to Express Likes and Dislikes

Expressing Likes

  • I like…
  • I love…
  • I enjoy…
  • I adore…
  • I ‘m crazy about…
  • I’m mad about…
  • I enjoy…
  • I’m keen on…
  • I’m really into… 
  • I live for…
  • … is my thing
  • I’m fond of…

Expressing Dislikes

  • I don’t like…
  • I dislike…
  • I hate…
  • I abhor…
  • I can’t bear…
  • I can’t stand…
  • I detest…
  • I loathe…
  • I can’t stand
  • I don’t really care for…
  • I’m not into…
  • I’m not a huge fan of…

Examples of Likes and Dislikes

  • I’m mad about basketball, but I can’t bear ice hockey.
  • I adore reading poetry, but I loathe doing the housework.

If you neither Like nor Dislike something

  • “I don’t mind doing the housework.”
Things to Remember about Likes and Dislikes

1. When these expressions are followed by a verb, the latter is put in the -ing form.

Examples:

  • “I like listening to music.”
  • “I hate wearing sunglasses.”

I like/ I detest/ I don’t mind + Verb_ing

2. Note that” very much” & ” a lot” always come after the things you like.

Examples:

  • “I like basketball very much/a lot. NOT” I like very much/a lot basketball.”

3. Be careful when you use “I don’t mind…”

Examples:

  • “Do you mind playing football?”
  • “No, I don’t mind.”(Although it’s in a negative form, it means that it’s ok for me. I neither love it nor hate it.)
Dialogue about Likes and Dislikes

Steve is at home. His girlfriend comes in…Notice how they express their likes and dislikes

Steve: Hello, darling. Do you fancy watching a film tonight?
Girlfriend: Oh, no thanks, I don’t really feel like watching a film tonight. How about going out instead.
Steve: OK. Do you feel like going to the theater?
Girlfriend: Oh, no. I hate it. Do you like eating at the new Chinese restaurant?
Steve: I don’t mind. The Chinese cuisine is alright.
Girlfriend: Well I really love it. Let’s go.

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