What if we want to talk about the things we like/dislike to do, i.e. ACTIONS? We have to use VERBS, but we cannot use -ますforms. So...
We have to resort to the PLAIN or DICTIONARY (or non-ます)forms, which means the る or うforms of verbs.
As always, we have to look at 2 types of verbs: る and う.
1. るverbs are always easier, more consistent. You simply drop the -ます and replace it with -る.
2. うverbs, of course, are the more variable, less homogenous types of verbs, with 7-8 subsets or "families" of verbs that are consisent within the subgroup, but vary depending on the type of consonant.
a. M よみますーーー＞よむ；
[B] よびますーーー＞よぶ (invite, call);
b. K かきますーーー＞かく；
c. S はなしますーーー＞はなす;
d. I (Vowel)
e. T まちますーーー＞まつ；
もちますーーー＞もつ (have, hold)
f. R かえりますーーー＞かえる；
g. N しにますーーー＞しぬ (die)
Of course, we have our IRREGULAR verbs, as well:
For more on verbs, you might find these websites helpful:
So, to NOMINALIZE a verb, i.e., turn it into a NOUN, we take the PLAIN or DICTIONARY form of the verb ＋の＋が＋好き／きらい
１、本を よみます。 好き です。ーーー＞ 本をよむ の が 好きです。
２、ロックを Listen の が 好きです。
３、としょかんへ go の が 好き です。
４、レストランで eat の が きらい です。
５、えいがを watch の が 大好き です。
６、えいがを go to see の が 好き です。
７、ともだち talk with の が 大好き です。
So were are saying that we like talking with our friends, reading books, going to the movies, watching movies, or going to the library, etc., meaning that the noun form of the verb is comparable to the English -ING form in this instance. Try some:
1. I love eating fruit.
2. I don't like going out to drink very much.
3. I like to singing at karaoke.
3. I like to take photographs.
4. I love to go hiking.
5. I don't like watching baseball very much.
6. I love listening to jazz.
7. I like traveling.
8. I don't like going for a drive.
9. I love drawing pictures.
10. I don't like singing songs very much.