posted by derek on .
what the diference in meaning between the following pairs of sentences
1.Do you like going to the theatre?
2.Would you like to go to the theatre?
1.The first sentence is a yes o no answer.
#1 is asking you a preference... Is "going to the theatre" something you enjoy doing" Example - Do you like the zoo?
#2 Is asking if you would like to attend.... Example - Would you like to go to the zoo?
Both questions require only yes or no answers, but they are not asking exactly the same thing.
The first is asking the question in general -- do you like... (or not)?
The second seems to be asking if someone would like to go to a particular play or movie.
What do you think?