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    #1

    verb like

    can we use indefinite article after the verb "like" for countable nouns?

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    Re: verb like

    Do you have a particular sentence in mind?

    1. I would like a brochure.
    2. I like (watching) a good movie now and then.

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    Re: verb like

    I like ice-cream
    why not I like an ice-cream

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    Re: verb like

    Quote Originally Posted by happys82 View Post
    I like ice-cream
    why not I like an ice-cream
    ...because you are talking about a preference for a particular thing. The way to express that is 'I would/should* like an ice cream'.

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    PS *Sometimes, but rarely, you could even use 'might' here, in a context such as this: 'Usually, after work, I like something savoury - crisps, or maybe a pizza. Some days though I might like an ice cream.'

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    Re: verb like

    Quote Originally Posted by happys82 View Post
    I like ice-cream
    why not I like an ice-cream
    The pattern is like + something in general:
    General: I like ice-cream (in general).
    Specific: I like a particular kind of ice-cream.

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