like for vs like : Common Errors in English

About like for vs like

I would like you to remember that saying “I’d like for you to take outthe garbage” is not formal English. The “for” is unnecessary.

like Meaning(s)

  • (n) a similar kind
  • (n) a kind of person
  • (v) prefer or wish to do something
  • (v) find enjoyable or agreeable
  • (v) be fond of
  • (v) feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
  • (v) want to have
  • (a) resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
  • (a) equal in amount or value
  • (a) having the same or similar characteristics
  • (s) conforming in every respect

like for in News

  1. Budgets shrink for Nicholls, Fletcher

    While there are still no concrete numbers in place, Nicholls State University and Fletcher Community College now have an idea of what their budgets will look like for the next fiscal year.
    on July 2, 2013 Source: The Houma Courier

  2. Poverty Kills Education In Rural Regions of India

    One can’t really imagine what life is like for another person unless one has walked a mile in their shoes. Today we accompanied Agi Bai as she went through her chores for the day.
    on July 2, 2013 Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

like in News

  1. Like Father, like sons — Utah priest’s boys follow him into the priesthood

    Like Father, like sons — Utah priest’s boys follow him into the priesthood by Peggy Fletcher Stack The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 14, 2013 10:09AM MDT Following a centuries-old tradition, the young future deacon from Salt Lake City enters the Greek Orthodox sanctuary in Denver. The bishop blesses him in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Christopher Gilbert then is led by the ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Kate Hudson Loves Lip Balm Like Men Love Sex

    Sounds like Kate Hudson's lips are always kissable! The Almay brand ambassador revealed she has quite the obsession when it comes to keeping her pretty pout...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: E! Online

  3. Tatooine-Like Alien Planets Could Host Life

    Luke Skywalker would be proud. Planets like Skywalker's fictional home of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" movie series might have more potential for habitability than planets in other systems, research suggests.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

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