Would you like…? I’d like...
I would like (I'd like) = I want
Would you like…? = Do you want…?
"Would like something" or "would like to do something" is a polite way to ask or offer something. We always use "would like" when we should be polite and formal (in hotels, airports, restaurants, at business meetings etc.).
A: Would you like sugar in your coffee? B: No, thank you. I'd like some cream, please.
A: Would you like a window seat? B: No, I'd like an aisle seat, please.
A: Would you like a double room or a single room? B: I'd like a single room, please.
Would you like to go with us?
I'd like to drink something.
"Would" is a modal verb. The table below shows how to make sentences with "would like".
|Sentence type||How to form||Example|
|Positive||I/you/he/she/it/we/they would like
(= 'd like)
|I'd like a chicken sandwich, please.|
|Negative||I/you/he/she/it/we/they would not like
(= wouldn't like)
|He wouldn't like to sit next to Scott.|
|Question||Would I/you/he/she/it/we/they like ...?||Where would you like to go?|