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I studied that I can use like in two ways which is : like + gerund or like + to-infinitive .... I understand this grammar. my question is when I use like in a sentence and there are not just 1 verb after it I mean if I said for example :I like shopping in malls and walk in parks and eat in restaurants,and meet my friends in cafes . >>> or should I say : I like shopping in malls and walking in parks and eating in restaurants,and meeting my friends in cafes . which one is correct .

another question : what sentence is more correct : I prefer to have fun with my friend but I can have fun with myself or I can have fun alone >..
thank you

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    Hey, you're more likely to have questions like these answered on this page :ell.stackexchange.com Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 20:54
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    This question appears to be off-topic because the first part is General Reference, and the second part is, well, another question. Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 21:21
  • Have fun with myself is not idiomatic. It should be have fun by myself; or have fun alone.
    – WS2
    Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 23:14
  • @WS2: To me, have fun with myself has overtones of play with myself (fiddle with my genitals). Perhaps I just have that sort of mind. Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 23:25
  • @FumbleFingers The idea did cross my mind too!
    – WS2
    Commented Nov 5, 2014 at 23:50

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It makes a more graceful sentence to use the gerund every time you use a verb, i.e.your second example, "I like shopping in malls and walking in parks and eating in restaurants,and meeting my friends in cafes."

This would be an example of parallel construction. Grammar aside it is easier to read.

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