love | hate | prefer + VERBing | to INFINITVE

Point 19 VERBS/patterns is defined as:

verbs expressing preference followed either by a ‘to’-infinitive or an ‘-ing’ form, with no change in meaning.

*Much of this grammar overlaps A2 Modality, for example, “I would love to share with you.

 

A search in iWeb for

LOVE _VVG

1 LOVE SEEING 14175
2 LOVE USING 13703
3 LOVE WORKING 12762
4 LOVE MAKING 11617
5 LOVE PLAYING 10034
6 LOVE READING 9146
7 LOVE GETTING 9018
8 LOVE WATCHING 8699
9 LOVE GOING 7941
10 LOVE HEARING 7123
11 LOVE TAKING 4406
12 LOVE COMING 3919
13 LOVE LOOKING 3576
14 LOVE LEARNING 3447
15 LOVE HELPING 3430
16 LOVE LIVING 3313
17 LOVE SHARING 3289
18 LOVED SEEING 3200
19 LOVED READING 3173
20 LOVE WEARING 3044

1 PREFER USING 5711
2 PREFER WORKING 1598
3 PREFER GOING 753
4 PREFER PLAYING 725
5 PREFER GETTING 567
6 PREFER TAKING 547
7 PREFER READING 542
8 PREFER MAKING 522
9 PREFER WATCHING 512
10 PREFER BUYING 461
11 PREFER LIVING 435
12 PREFER STAYING 366
13 PREFERRED USING 355
14 PREFER EATING 353
15 PREFER KEEPING 336
16 PREFER WEARING 334
17 PREFER SHOPPING 282
18 PREFER WRITING 282
19 PREFERS BATTING 280
20 PREFER LISTENING 278

1 HATE GOING 1670
2 HATE SEEING 1658
3 HATE USING 1218
4 HATE GETTING 1205
5 HATE TAKING 714
6 HATE WORKING 652
7 HATE WAITING 620
8 HATE LOSING 607
9 HATE WASTING 603
10 HATE MAKING 564
11 HATE PAYING 559
12 HATE WEARING 529
13 HATE FEELING 519
14 HATE HEARING 486
15 HATE PLAYING 484
16 HATE SAYING 446
17 HATE TALKING 425
18 HATE DEALING 385
19 HATE READING 385
20 HATE WRITING 369


HATE to _VVI

1 HATE TO SEE 8477
2 HATE TO SAY 8206
3 HATE TO THINK 3006
4 HATE TO ADMIT 2790
5 HATE TO BREAK 1920
6 HATE TO LOSE 1249
7 HATE TO TELL 1168
8 HATE TO SOUND 913
9 HATE TO USE 886
10 HATE TO HEAR 825
11 HATE TO GET 818
12 HATE TO GIVE 723
13 HATE TO GO 719
14 HATE TO WASTE 557
15 HATE TO LEAVE 493
16 HATE TO MAKE 493
17 HATE TO BURST 474
18 HATE TO THROW 470
19 HATED TO SEE 469
20 HATE TO ASK 433

1 PREFER TO USE 22115
2 PREFER TO KEEP 6777
3 PREFER TO WORK 5406
4 PREFER TO SEE 5187
5 PREFER TO STAY 4180
6 PREFER TO GO 3711
7 PREFER TO TAKE 3553
8 PREFER TO MAKE 3467
9 PREFER TO GET 3258
10 PREFER TO BUY 2969
11 PREFER TO LIVE 2771
12 PREFER TO AVOID 2716
13 PREFER TO CALL 2516
14 PREFER TO PLAY 2283
15 PREFER TO THINK 2103
16 PREFER TO SPEND 2055
17 PREFER TO PAY 2027
18 PREFER TO EAT 1628
19 PREFER TO LEAVE 1576
20 PREFER TO RECEIVE 1567

1 LOVE TO SEE 78628
2 LOVE TO HEAR 74238
3 LOVE TO KNOW 21060
4 LOVE TO GET 18660
5 LOVE TO PLAY 10661
6 LOVE TO MAKE 10591
7 LOVE TO GO 10494
8 LOVE TO READ 9623
9 LOVE TO HELP 9537
10 LOVE TO TRY 9332 (changes in meaning)
11 LOVE TO USE 8903
12 LOVE TO SHARE 7836

That is the moment I love to share with others.

13 LOVE TO TAKE 6297
14 LOVE TO TRAVEL 6201
15 LOVE TO WORK 6075
16 LOVE TO TALK 5935
17 LOVE TO LEARN 5687
18 LOVE TO GIVE 5539
19 LOVE TO FIND 5421
20 LOVE TO EAT 5126


A2 Vocabulary:

break, call, hate, hated, keep, keeping, lose, losing, prefer, preferred, prefers,

receive, share, sharing, sound, spend, throw, try