Would like

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Would like

I would like or I'd like (to do something) is a polite way to express a wish or desire:
What would you like? - I would like a cup of tea. What do you want to drink? - I want a cup of tea.

Would like is always followed by an infinitive with to:
Would you like to come with us? Do you want to come with us?
He would like (or He'd like) to join the sales team. He wants to join the sales team.
I'd like you to tell me the truth. I want you to tell me the truth.


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