Student or Learner
I was pondering wether or not we could say and write :
I like to travel.
I like to cook.
And if both are acceptable, what is the difference of meaning/use if any with :
I like travelling and I like writing.
Good morning, Mehdi.
(1) Great question!!!
(2) According to two grammar experts (Mesdames Celce-Murcia and
Larsen-Freeman), there MAY be a difference.
(3) "I like traveling" MAY be "more immediate, more vivid."
"I like to travel" MAY be "more remote, more objective."
(4) For example: You meet a friend on the street. You have
not seen him for two years. You talk for 15 minutes. Then you
say: (a) It was really nice SEEING you!!! Let's get together soon.
(b) It was nice TO SEE you. Goodbye.
Some people would say both are the same; some MIGHT say that (a)
is more emotional and friendly.
Have a nice day!
***** The nice to see/ seeing sentences were only my examples. They
were NOT from any experts.
I think I get it :)