Element FORM: VERBS + 'TO'-INFINITIVE OR + '-ING'
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat patterns_with to and -ing
Lexical Range N/A
Level A2
Cando Can use verbs expressing preference followed either by a 'to'-infinitive or an '-ing' form, with no change in meaning.
Corrected Learner Example I love to play football. (Thailand; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; Thai; Pass)

I love to cook. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2009; French; Pass)

I prefer to play football but I often go to the gym. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2009; Farsi; Pass)

I hate to watch any sports. (Poland; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; Polish; Pass)

I love cooking and also baking. (Mexico; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2004; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

I love listening to music, especially hip-hop music. (France; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2005; French; Pass)

I hate wearing trousers in summer. (Spain; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Spanish - European; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example I love to play football. (Thailand; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; Thai; Pass)

I love to cook. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2009; French; Pass)

I love cooking and also baking. (Mexico; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2004; Spanish - Latin American; Pass)

I love listening to music especially hip-hop music. (France; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2005; French; Pass)

I love playing golf. (Thailand; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; Thai; Pass)

I prefer to play football but I often go to the gym. (A2 WAYSTAGE; 2009; Farsi; Pass)

I hate to watch any sports. (Poland; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2007; Polish; Pass)

I hate wearing trousers in summer. (Spain; A2 WAYSTAGE; 2008; Spanish - European; Pass)
Comments At A2 'prefer' + to infinitive is used successfully but 'prefer + -ing' is used incorrectly instead of 'would prefer to'.

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