How to use LOVE, LIKE, and HATE correctly
Welcome to this online English lesson about using correct grammar when talking about "like," "love," and "hate." Start by watching this video:
The words "like," "love," and "hate" are very similar in terms of grammar. They can be followed by either a noun, a pronoun, gerund (-ing verb), or infinitive (a 'to' verb).
One common mistake for Germans is to include both the pronoun "it" and the infinitive form that the word "it" represents in the same sentence. In German it's allowed, but not in English.
Ich mag es, schwimmen zu gehen = I like to go swimming/I like going swimming (not: I like it to go swimming).
Ich hasse es, mein Zimmer zu putzen = I hate to clean my room/I hate cleaning my room (not: I hate it to clean my room).
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