Hi teachers,

Could you tell me which is the right option? This is from a typcal true or false exercise.

a) Young Americans dislike to live in big cities.

b) Young Americans dislike living in big cities.

Thanks in advance
Thinking Spaina) Young Americans dislike to live in big cities.
b) Young Americans dislike living in big cities.
The gerund "living" is the correct choice.

For some reason which I'm hard-pressed to explain, "like" by itself works well with both the gerund and the infinitive:

Do you think you'd like living/to live in a big city?

There is a slight difference in sense between the two.

All I can say is that (a) is not idiomatic. Go figure.

(I wouldn't call it "grammatically incorrect.")
Hi Avangi,

Thank you so much for your reply.

Best,

TS