Should like to/would like to

MateuszMoś

Senior Member
Hello,
is it possible to use the pharse: I should like to instead of I would like to?
I got to know that the construction should like to is more popular in British English.
I ask for your assistance.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    As MuttQuad says, both are correct, but in ordinary conversation, we typically use neither. We usually use the contraction: I'd like to . . .

    If more formal language is called for in a written communication, we (Americans) are much more likely to say I would like to . . . We hardly ever use "should" in that context.
     
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