1. I miss going out with my friends
  2. I miss to go out with my friends. According to this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxt-xAK6Fb0 1 is correct. Now I want to know which one is correct if we use 'would'

  3. I think I would miss going out with my friends.

  4. I think I would miss to go out with my friends.


Your examples 2. and 4. with the infinitival clause "to go out ..." are ungrammatical because the clause can't satisfy the complement requirements of "miss", which requires a gerund-participial clause as in 1. and 3.

  • How to know which verbs require gerund?
    – Rocky
    Jun 17 '19 at 9:32
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    The only way is to familiarise yourself with the various constructions by reading English publications as much as you can.
    – BillJ
    Jun 17 '19 at 9:43
  • Does love works the same way 7. I would love reading that book. 8. I would love to read that book
    – Rocky
    Jun 17 '19 at 9:46
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    No, @Rocky. Love can take an infinitival complement or an -ing complement. But, 7 is not idiomatic, because an -ing complement with love has a general sense, not a specific one, so "I love reading that book" implies that I often read that book. This makes "I would love reading that book" unlikely: I think it would only be used in a hypothetical, such as "if I were alone on a desert island I would love reading that book, but as it is I've never had the time to get into it."
    – Colin Fine
    Jun 17 '19 at 9:52
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    @Rocky I agree with Colin. Your example 7. is grammatically OK , but not natural except in certain contexts. 8. is fine.
    – BillJ
    Jun 17 '19 at 10:12

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