: expression for liking Revision
: (to) fancy Vocabulary adore
- to like something very much; often used about music, movies, art, food, i.e.
- I adore my old Beatles' records, they still sound good.
- She adores those old black and white movies.
- I adore my aunt's garden; the flowers are so beautiful.
- I adore my father's cooking; his pasta's are amazing.
- would like to / to want: about food, drink, activities. Usually followed by ing
or a noun
- Do you fancy (going for) a walk later?
- I fancy seeing a film tonight. -
- He fancies a game of tennis this afternoon.
- I fancy a pizza for dinner tonight.
can also mean to have a romantic attraction for someone, i.e. John fancies Maria. fond of
- to like, to have affection for somebody, something, i.e. - He's very fond of his cousin; they were together a lot when they were children. - They're fond of sitting in the garden when the weather's good. - She's not fond of spicy food. keen on
- attracted to / like / fond of, i.e. - Which university does she want to go to? - Well, she's keen on Southampton.
- I'm not keen on the idea of driving to Scotland, I'd rather take a train.
- He's very keen on chess.
- to like one thing better than something else, (used with ‘would' / ‘d to talk about a
future event), i.e.
- My brother likes heavy metal music but I prefer rap.
- She likes volleyball but she prefers playing tennis.
- I'd prefer to take the early train tomorrow.
- gives a verb or adjective stronger meaning, i.e.
- I really like her parents, they're so warm and friendly.
- She really played well and won every game.
- The wind was really strong.
- The movie was really good.