Nov 23rd, 2005, 09:17 am
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Join Date: Mar 27th, 2005
| | I like to + ~. OR I like + to ~.
This is a problem that's been nagging at me for a while. As native speakers we learn the infinitive of a verb as "to ~" In Japan they teach the infinitive as "~" or "jump" not "to jump" So, they find it easy to teach
I like to + ~.
I want to + ~.
However, I feel it's such a disservice. Especially when we teach just a bit down the road, infinitives for purpose and then active and passive infinitives. They never really get a grasp on what's going on.
I'd like to teach them "to jump"
I like + to ~.
I want + to ~.
but I've learned not to go against the grain too much because rather than helping I just add to the confusion. I have taught most of my younger children my way by just adding a huge pause between like and to. I then over time, run them together naturally. So far, it has been successful.
How are you teaching these? and what are you're thoughts "like to + ~" or "like + to ~"