like for vs like : Common Errors in English

like for or 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.

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  • n  a similar kind
    dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • n  a kind of person
    We'll not see his like again
  • v  prefer or wish to do something
    Would you like to come along to the movies?
  • v  find enjoyable or agreeable
    I like jogging
    She likes to read Russian novels
  • v  be fond of
    I like my nephews
  • v  feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
    How did you like the President's speech last night?
  • v  want to have
    I'd like a beer now!
  • a  resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
    suits of like design
    a limited circle of like minds
    members of the cat family have like dispositions
    as like as two peas in a pod
    doglike devotion
    a dreamlike quality
  • a  equal in amount or value
    like amounts
    gave one six blows and the other a like number
  • a  having the same or similar characteristics
    all politicians are alike
    they looked utterly alike
    friends are generally alike in background and taste
  • s  conforming in every respect
    the like period of the preceding year
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