Advanced Passive with like

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What is the difference between these two passives:
I like being invited to a party
I like to be invited to a party

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  • RedwoodGrove

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    English, USA
    There are no doubt slight variations of when you would use either, but I agree, they are about the same. The "being" form is probably more common, especially in colloquial English.


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    I'd understand them differently.

    The first, with "being": I like it when I get the chance to go to a party.

    The second, with "to be": I won't go to someone's party if I haven't received a formal, clear invitation (even if the person throwing the party is someone I know well and it's taken for granted that I'll turn up).
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