[Grammar] love to vs want to

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Takoyaki

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Hello.

What is the difference between "would love to" and "would like to"?

Could anybody explain this to me, please?
 

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Hello.

What is the difference between "would love to" and "would like to"?

Could anybody explain this to me, please?

"Would love to" is simply more enthusiastic than "would like to". It equates to "would really, really, really, REALLY like to!"

Would you like to go out for dinner with Clint Eastwood?
Er, yes, I would like to.

Would you like to go out for dinner with Brad Pitt?
Oooooooh, yes, I'd love to!
 

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"Would love to" is simply more enthusiastic than "would like to". It equates to "would really, really, really, REALLY like to!"

Would you like to go out for dinner with Clint Eastwood?
Er, yes, I would like to.

Would you like to go out for dinner with Brad Pitt?
Oooooooh, yes, I'd love to!


I got it.:up:
Thank you very much!:-D
 

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Hello.

What is the difference between "would love to" and "would like to"?

Could anybody explain this to me, please?

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Good morning, Takoyaki.

(1) Just a cultural note:

Maybe many men would NOT use "love." They might feel that it is not

"masculine" enough:

Tom: Hey, buddy. Want to watch the fights? (boxing)

George: I would love to.

If George said that, maybe Tom would start thinking, What's wrong

with this guy?

(2) I hear that in other languages, there are some words used only

by one gender. We do not have too many words like that, but there

are some words or grammar that men and women use differently.

Have a nice day!
 

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I can't speak for any other countries, but in the UK the men I know certainly don't have any problem with this phrase. They're just as likely to say "I'd love to go to the World Cup" or "I'd love pizza for dinner" as the women are!

Come on guys - get in touch with your feminine side and stop being frightened of the word "love"! :-D
 
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