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    #1

    Exclamation like & want

    hi there;
    how to teach these concepts to kids:
    (like,want)

    All the best,

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    Re: like & want

    I would suggest that "like" is an ongoing thing. You liked it yesterday, last month, last year, and you will like it tomorrow, next month, and next year.

    Well, likes do change - I used to like roller coasters, but now they make me sick.

    "Want" is immediate. Although I like the snow, I don't want any to fall right now. I like eggs Benedict, but I don't want some after a big dinner.

    Now comes the tricky part:
    "I would like" is simply a polite way to say "I want."

    "I would like" is an immediate, current desire, phrased more nicely.

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    #3

    Re: like & want

    thank you very much for your reply.but would you please tell me how should i teach these two to the kids (learning english as a forein language?)

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