Student or Learner
I like to win that game.
I would like to have won that game.
What is difference in meaning meaning between them?
Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Jun-2010 at 09:58. Reason: Typos
how many way to use the term "would like"?
Also, you can say "I would like to win that game," speaking about a specific competition in the future.
"Would like" means almost the same thing as "want," but as a conditional, it's more polite.
Waiter: What would you like to drink?
Customer: I'd like a glass of red wine, please.
Friend: Let's go out to eat tonight. Where would you like to go?
Friend 2: I don't care, but I'd like to see that new Tom Hanks movie.
Poster: Hello, I'm new to these boards, and I would like some help with my English.
You can follow "would like" with a noun you wish to receive, or the infinitive of a verb you wish to do. You can also follow it with "it if..." and then a past-tense clause describing a situation you find desirable.
"I would like it if everyone stopped blaming each other and started fixing the problem."