To express that I like someone, it seems that I can use both “jmd. mögen” and “jmd. gern leiden mögen”. i.e.

1. Ich mag sie sehr.

2. Ich mag sie gern leiden.

Could someone please advise on when the “gern leiden mögen” form would be used?

There are two StackExchange posts here and here that do talk about leiden können and nicht leiden mögen, but it is not clear to me when to use the form with leiden.

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    I have corrected the word order of the infinitives, because that seemed to be irrelevant to your question.
    – Carsten S
    Jun 12 '20 at 12:46
  • Thank you, I am still getting used to the order of multiple infinitives. :) Jun 12 '20 at 12:49

IMHO is "ich mag sie (sehr) leiden" outdated. I didn't heard it in normal conversations for decades.

"Ich mag sie sehr" or "ich mag sie gern" is still used.

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