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LIKE + verb

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LIKE + verb
can you please tell me the difference between the following sentences?
- I like cooking.
- I like to cook.
Thanks a lot.

24 Jun 2016      

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The difference is very small. In general, the present participle (especially when used in the continuous tenses) emphasizes a process over time. So here, "I like cooking" gives a picture of me enjoying the activity, and spending time doing it. "I like to cook" is a more factual statement, without giving much of a picture.
I hope this clears it up some.


24 Jun 2016     

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Thank you very much.

29 Jun 2016