I would like to study English.


"If I were you, I would like to study English."


Here in the sentence, is it possible that we can consider 'would like to' to be more polite one than 'like to' or does it still have the meaning of 'like'? Or should it mean 'want' all the time or more polite one than 'want'?


I really hope to make my question clear. Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

edited Mar 08 '13 at 16:05 Hans Contributor

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What is the context for this comment? My worry is that the introductory phrase "If I were you" could be misinterpreted as supercilious interference. Depending on the context, an alternative might be "Have you considered studying English?" or "Studying English might be helpful (or useful)."

link comment answered Mar 08 '13 at 20:17 AKaren New member

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