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MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS > Aggravating, Irritating > Both, Each, Every > Continual, Continuous > Decided, Decisive > Existing, Extant > First, Second, Secondly > Good, Well > Human, Humane > Identity, Identification > Learn, Teach > Materialize, Appear > Negligence, Neglect > Observation, Observance > Prescribe, Proscribe > Relationship, Relation > Sewage, Sewerage > Transpire, Happen > Union, Unity > Visitant, Visitor > Show ALL


LIKE, LOVE

Like and love differ greatly in strength or warmth, and may differ in kind. Like may be feeble and cool, and it never has the intensity of love. We may like or even love a person; we only like the most palatable kind of food. With an infinitive, like is the common word, love being appropriate only in the hyperbole of poetical or rhetorical feeling.

"Love" means more than " like," and is properly applied to objects of affection, not, as we often hear it, to those of appetite: we may either " like " or "love " a person, we "like " palatable food. With an infinitive, "like " is the better word.


MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS > Aggravating, Irritating > Both, Each, Every > Continual, Continuous > Decided, Decisive > Existing, Extant > First, Second, Secondly > Good, Well > Human, Humane > Identity, Identification > Learn, Teach > Materialize, Appear > Negligence, Neglect > Observation, Observance > Prescribe, Proscribe > Relationship, Relation > Sewage, Sewerage > Transpire, Happen > Union, Unity > Visitant, Visitor > Show ALL