Auxiliary verb vs phrasal verb

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Dalpho

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Nov 1, 2020
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Hello,

Here is a sentence:
"I would like to drink a coffee."

Questions:
1. Is 'would like to' an auxiliary verb or a phrasal verb?
2. Which is the main verb in the sentence, like or coffee?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Dalpho
 

writeedge

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Nov 30, 2020
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We use "would like" or "would like to" say politely what we want, especially when making offers and requests:

  • Would you like a biscuit with your coffee?​
  • Can you order for Ellie? She’d like the Margarita pizza, please.​
Verbs that follow would like are in the to-infinitive form:

  • Would you like to listen to that again?​
  • I’d like to get a return ticket for tomorrow.​