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    ing after verbs as like

    HI ,I`d like know whether on the follow question I should use the ing verb tense after like or a similar verb!
    "Would you like meeting up at 7.00 or Would you like to meet up at 7.00?

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    Re: ing after verbs as like

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com

    Both are correct.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: ing after verbs as like

    Welcome to the forums, braziliam. The first one is not correct.

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    Re: ing after verbs as like

    Oh, I usually don't answer on questions when I'm not absolutely sure. In this case, I was absolutely sure, but, bhai, your post confused me.
    What's wrong with the first one?

    I'd go for "like to meet".

    I'm sorry I answered wrongly on your question, brazilian.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #5

    Re: ing after verbs as like

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Oh, I usually don't answer on questions when I'm not absolutely sure. In this case, I was absolutely sure, but, bhai, your post confused me.
    What's wrong with the first one?

    I'd go for "like to meet."

    I'm sorry I answered wrongly on your question, brazilian.
    The first isn't ungrammatical, but it is awkward, and we know that English students want their English to flow and sound like normal conversation.

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    Re: ing after verbs as like

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I answered wrongly on your question.
    Should it be 'I wrongly answered your question'?

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    #7

    Re: ing after verbs as like

    You can use either form after "like" in things like "I like swimming" and "I like to swim."

    But in this case, it's an invitation. Would you like to [do something]? It's not a reference to an ongoing type of activity, like "swimming."
    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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