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  1. mylevt's Avatar
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    Please tell me how to use the verb "like" correctly. Here is my sentence with the different using "like"
    1. He likes watching TV.
    2. He likes to watch TV.
    Is there a difference between them? Thanks.

  2. Editor,
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    Re: like

    In British English, we tend to use the infinitive when the sentence is restricted:
    I like to watch television when I'm alone at home = not all the time.
    I belive that American speakers tend to make less of a distinction.


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