Love, like, and hate are verbs that are used to express how we feel about something or someone. These verbs can be followed by nouns, gerunds, or infinitives without changing the meaning. Enjoy can only be followed by nouns or gerunds.

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I love apples.

I love eating apples.

I love to eat apples.


I like jazz music.

I love playing jazz music.

I love to play jazz music.


I enjoy parties.

I enjoy dancing at parties.

(enjoy cannot be used here)


I hate green peas.

I hate eating green peas.

I hate to eat green peas.

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