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    Kate asked me whether I would like my chocolate ice cream in a cup or cone.

    For past's "would like", if it's not backshifted, does it have to be the same "would like"? The direct speech might have been like this.
    - Kate asked me "Would you like your chocolate ice cream in a cup or cone?"
    Or does it have to be "Kate asked me whether I wanted my chocolate..."

    ex) Kate asked me whether I would like my chocolate ice cream in a cup or cone.

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    Re: Kate asked me whether I would like my chocolate ice cream in a cup or cone.

    Kate asked me whether I would like my chocolate ice cream in a cup or cone.

    That's fine.

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    Re: Kate asked me whether I would like my chocolate ice cream in a cup or cone.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    For past's "would like", if it's not backshifted, does it have to be the same "would like"?
    *** NOT A TEACHER ***

    As much as I know, there is no simple past form for "would like", as there is, for example, for "want". (I want my chocolate... I wanted my chocolate... // I would like my chocolate... ???
    "I would have liked" would be the equivalent to "I would have wanted.")

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