Look at the three verbs and what comes after each one:
- would like + to have
- interested in + having
- wouldn’t mind + having
Infinitive or ‘to’ form:
I’d like to have a job that pays well.
I don’t want to work in an office. I would love to be a teacher.
Some verbs are followed by the ‘-ing form.
wouldn’t mind having an office job if I can work with people. I enjoy working outdoors.
I like being part of a small team.
It’s not always easy to know if a verb takes the infinitive or the ‘-ing’ form. And some verbs can take both! It’s useful to keep a list of what forms different verbs take.
|verb + infinitive||verb + ‘-ing’ form|
|would like||wouldn’t mind|