Study the information about verb + -ing or to. Part 3.
1. When you speak about repeated actions, you can use -ing or to after these verbs:
Like, love, hate
Do you like getting up early? Do you like to get up early?
We use -ing when we speak about a situation that already exists.
Paul lives in London. He likes living there.
The office I worked in was horrible. I hated working there.
Remember the difference!
I like doing something = I do it and enjoy it.
I like cleaning my room.
I like to do something = I think it is a good thing to do, but I don’t necessarily enjoy it.
The verbs ‘enjoy’ and ‘mind’ are followed by -ing.
I don’t mind closing the window.
2. Would like, would love, would prefer, would hate are followed by to.
I would like to visit Kenya.
Would mind is followed by -ing.
Would you mind closing the door, please?
3. I would like to have done something = I regret now that I didn’t or couldn’t do it:
We would like to have gone away, but we were too busy.