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  1. I don’t like you going there.
  2. I don’t like you to go there.

Like can take both -ing and a to-infinitive as complement. But can the expression that the matrix subject and the subject of to-infinitive are different, as (2), be used? OALD says “We'd like you to come and visit us” is possible. But I’m not sure if (2) is possible.


added samples after consulting Angela Downing's English Grammar, BNC, and COCA:

And her mother did not like her to be out for too long. (Angela Downing, English Grammar, from BNC)
He did not like her to leave his side for more than a day. (T S Eliot. Ackroyd, Peter. London, from BNC)
Christina did not like them to receive such a bad impression of Crystal Springs. (BNC)
she did not like you to call them geraniums! (BNC)
However, schools did not like students to feel at home in arts and science. (BNC)
Mrs Mantini did not like Rachaela to sit and read in the shop. (BNC)
Dear mamma did not like me to use them. (COCA)
David McCutcheon talked with therapists about the one thing he did not like women to do. (COCA)
We did not like them to run free, leaving us at the mercy of their floods. (COCA)
Dad did not like kids to touch his desk. (COCA)
The woman did not like him to speak of dying, death, burial. (COCA)

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