Sanya
What's the difference between 'would like to do' and would like to be doing'? #1 You should think about what you would like to be doing 10 to 15 years from now. #2 You should think about what you would like to do 10 to 15 years from now. Does the first sentence mean you should think about the job you will be doing 10 to 15 years from now? Does the second sentence mean you should think about the job you want to do 10 to 15 years from now?
Mar 15, 2014 10:26 AM
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I believe that both of the sentences are constructed in error. They should have a modifier to indicated that this statement happened in the past. Consider this form: Yesterday, my friend said that you should think about what you would like to be doing 10 to 15 years from now." Yes, that is correct, we all should have been thinking about what we would like to be doing in ten to fifteen years."
March 15, 2014
I would not use either because both are vague. If the question is about career path and/or employment, use the appropriate word. If the question is about living situation, family, or something else, be more specific. I want to do at least as much as I am doing then as now.
March 15, 2014
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