Common mistake 'will like to' (would like to)

Common Mistake: 'Will Like to' instead of 'Would Like to'

When expressing a desire or a polite request, it is common to use the phrase 'would like to' instead of 'will like to'.

For example, instead of saying "I will like to go to the store," it is more grammatically correct to say "I would like to go to the store." The correct usage conveys a sense of politeness and is the standard way to express a wish or preference.


The mistake arises from the confusion between the uses of 'will' and 'would' in English. 'Will' is used to express willingness or intention in the future, whereas 'would' is used to express desire or preference in the present or future.

When we say "I would like to," we are expressing a polite desire or request for something. This usage implies that we are not demanding or expecting something, but rather stating our preference.

Correct Usage Examples:

  • I would like to have a piece of cake, please.
  • Would you like to join me for dinner tonight?
  • We would like to thank you for your help.

Incorrect Usage Examples:

  • I will like to go to the party.
  • Will you like to go out for coffee?
  • We will like to visit the museum this weekend.

Proper use of 'would' instead of 'will' in these examples makes the sentences grammatically correct and conveys the intended meaning.

It's essential to be mindful of this common mistake and use the correct phrase 'would like to' to ensure clear and polite communication.

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'will like to' (would like to) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I will like to do something.

    I would like to do something.

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