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Albaeva
Spain

Grammar question
 
Which of these sentences is right? If there are more than one, could you tell me if there are any differences in meaning?
- "I like that she is my teacher"
- "I like her being my teacher"
- "I like her to be my teacher"
Thanks a lot! 

3 Dec 2017      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Hi Albaeva. I like her being my teacher - fine. I like her to be my teacher - no. I would like her to be my teacher is correct. I like that she is my teacher , no. It might be OK grammatically for all I know , but it wouldn t be said. I like the fact that she is my teacher is correct.  

3 Dec 2017     



Albaeva
Spain

Thank you!!!

3 Dec 2017     



stephenadebisi
Turkey

"I like that she is my teacher": This is correct for spoken English but could be better rephrased in written English.
- "I like her being my teacher": This is also correct
- "I like her to be my teacher": I would like her to be my teacher or I want her to be my teacher.
 
I hope this helps.
 

3 Dec 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Yes OK, I agree with stephenadebisi about that. 

3 Dec 2017