Is there any difference?

- She loves to eat.
- She loves eating.
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I'd say they're the same meaning.

However, with like there is sometimes a difference.

I like cleaning the attic. = I enjoy doing it.

I like to clean the attic every year. = I do it every year because I think it's a good idea to do it. It doesn't necessarily mean I enjoy doing it.
No. "I like to..." speaks about something in general. "I'd like to..." means I want something now.

I like to drink coffee. This is a general situation/condition. It doesn't indicate that I want some now.

I'd like to drink some coffee. I want some now.

The above contrast is also true for "I like coffee" and "I'd like coffee."
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Is there any difference?

- She loves to eat.
- She loves eating.

In sentences like these, and ones with 'like' instead of 'love,' as you know, both the gerund and the infinitive can follow.

Okaasan's distinction is a good one. There might be another distinction, too. 'To eat' has a slight feeling of referring to an abstract activity, probably in the future. 'Eating' hints at the activity itself, more in the present and possibly in the past.

Please see this previous posting: http://thegrammarexchange.info...941066663#1941066663

There may be a very slight difference, but most of the time, both are correct and often used after 'like' and 'love,' and they are usually interchangeable.

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