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    Would you like

    Hi there,
    Could you tell me the answers to the following questions? I'm not so sure about the answers. Please help me. Thank you.
    1. Would you like to go out to dinner with me?
    (a) Yes, I would. (b) No, I wouldn't. (c) Yes, I'd like to. (d) No, I wouldn't like to. (e) No, I'm sorry.
    2. Would you like some coke?
    (a) Yes, I would. (b) No, I wouldn't. (c) Yes, please. (d) No, thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Would you like

    1. c and e
    2. c and d

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    #3

    Re: Would you like

    All those answers are possible.

    In 2, write cocaine if that's what is meant or Coke if you mean Coca Cola.

    Leave it as coke if you're referring to the solid fuel derived from coal.

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    Re: Would you like

    [AmE - not a teacher]

    They all sound fine to me.

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    Re: Would you like

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In 2, write cocaine if that's what is meant or Coke if you mean Coca Cola.

    Leave it as coke if you're referring to the solid fuel derived from coal.
    This is not strictly true, in AmE. Many parts of the country, believe it or not, use "coke" to mean any flavor of soda/pop/soft drink.

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    Re: Would you like

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    This is not strictly true, in AmE. Many parts of the country, believe it or not, use "coke" to mean any flavor of soda/pop/soft drink.
    But they still use a capital letter.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Would you like

    I agree, they are all possible answers.
    I suppose that one could make a case against 1C because the contraction "I'd" also means "I had."
    But, given the context of the question, "I'd" clearly means "I would."

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    Re: Would you like

    Quote Originally Posted by lisa666 View Post
    Hi there,
    Could you tell me the answers to the following questions? I'm not so sure about the answers. Please help me. Thank you.
    1. Would you like to go out to dinner with me?
    (a) Yes, I would. The question is infinitive, so the answer should be an short form of the infinitive. (b) No, I wouldn't. Same as (a) and sounds a bit cross, unless the speaker is disliked for a good reason. (c) Yes, I'd like to. Fit in the infinitive rule (d) No, I wouldn't like to. Sounds a bit cross too. (e) No, I'm sorry. An answer considered to be polite and acceptable especially when a gentleman asks you to dance, which is most likely the case in an English test .
    2. Would you like some coke?
    (a) Yes, I would. (b) No, I wouldn't. (c) Yes, please. Taught in every English textbook that this is a right answer for this scenario.(d) No, thanks. Same as (c).
    Am I ... right?

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    Re: Would you like

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniferhu View Post
    Am I ... right?
    1. Would you like to go out to dinner with me?
    (a) Yes, I would. The question is infinitive, The question contains an infinitive
    so the answer should be an short form of the infinitive. I am not sure what you mean by 'short form of the infinitive', but there is no need for anything after 'I would'

    (b) No, I wouldn't. Same as (a) and sounds a bit cross, unless the speaker is disliked for a good reason. In certain contexts this could sound abrupt. This has nothing to do with reasons for disliking people.

    (c) Yes, I'd like to. Fit in Follows the infinitive rule There is no 'infinitive rule'

    (d) No, I wouldn't like to. Sounds a bit cross too. It can sound a little abrupt.

    (e) No, I'm sorry. An answer considered to be polite and acceptable especially when a gentleman asks you to dance, which is most likely the case in an English test . In this test it was a response to an invitation to dinner,
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    Re: Would you like

    Dinner? Holy mackerel! How could I have seen it otherwise?! I must have fallen asleep when I wrote that! Thanks, 5jj, for clearing things up. By "short form of the infinitive", I meant "I'd like to" was short for "I'd like to go out to dinner with you."

    Another lesson for me. Thanks again!

    Jenny

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