wouldn't like to, don't want to

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joham

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---What kind of poetry wouldn't you like to read?
---I don't like to read English poetry about death and World War I, because I think it is too sad.

This dialogue comes from one of China's textbooks. My question is:
Could I answer 'I wouldn't like to read...' to this question of '...wouldn't you like to...'?

Thank you very much.
 

riverkid

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---What kind of poetry wouldn't you like to read?
---I don't like to read English poetry about death and World War I, because I think it is too sad.

This dialogue comes from one of China's textbooks. My question is:
Could I answer 'I wouldn't like to read...' to this question of '...wouldn't you like to...'?

Thank you very much.

You betcha, Joham. "I don't like to read ..." talks of an actual fact, a routine that the respondent actually does while using "I wouldn't like to read ..." talks of some type of poetry that the respondent does not now read and would not want to.
 
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