Grammar focus

Likes and Dislikes in English


We can use the verbs "like", "love", "hate" and "enjoy" to explain our likes and dislikes:

I love chocolate.                       ++
He likes classical music.           +
I don't like cold weather.               -
We hate spiders.                       --

If we use a verb, it must be in the "-ing" form:

I love listening to music.             ++
I like walking in the park.             +
She doesn't like swimming.          -
He hates going to school.            --


Spelling:
For verbs which end in a single vowel and single consonant (except W and Y), we double the consonant in the "-ing" form. 

run        ---> running
hit         ---> hitting
swim     ---> swimming

but

play      ----> playing
draw     ----> drawing

For verbs which end in "e", we remove the "e" before we add "ing".

write    ----> writing
skate   ----> skating


Exercise: put the verbs in the correct form.

example: He (like) (read)     ---->     He likes reading.

1.    She (not like) (run)
2.    I (love) (walk)
3.    We (hate) (do) homework
4.    They (not like) (eat) cabbage
5.    He (love) (sing)
6.    I (not like) (cook)
7.    Men (not like) (shop), but women (love) (buy) clothes
8.    Children (enjoy) (play) games
9.    We (love) (go) to the cinema
10.   He (hate) (watch) TV

Now check your answers
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