Can we make up such a sentence which means "start liking something"?

I get to like this pastry.

And also should it be "get to like" or "get liking"?

  • I'd rather say "it's growing on me".
    – evgeny
    Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 13:47

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I think it's a marked/dialectal way of saying it, but I've heard it before. I have heard it more like:

I am getting to like this pastry

As in, getting closer to liking it than you were at the start.

  • But is that grammatically correct use?
    – Tarik
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 16:30
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    Yes, there is nothing ungrammatical about it, but is less common, I believe.
    – Mark T
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 16:32
  • What about get liking form? Is that also correct?
    – Tarik
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 16:33
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    In my neck of the woods, "I am getting to like" is far closer to standard than "I get to like." I am struggling to recall even a single instance of the latter.
    – horatio
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 16:34
  • @Braveyard I could get to liking this pastry is not common either, but that construction would be understandable, though a bit awkward I think. Other variations without get is I'm not liking this pastry. The positive would be I'm liking this pastry.
    – Spare Oom
    Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 20:35

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