IŽd rather X IŽd prefer
Would you prefer to take a video or an art class?
a- IŽd prefer studying video to learning about art.
b - IŽd prefer to study video.
c- IŽd prefer studying video.
Which answer is correct? (a,b or C) - I ask this because in MurphyŽs "grammar in use" he says that the answer for the question - "should we take the train? is - "No, IŽd prefer to drive" and not "IŽd prefer driving."
Can I say - " IŽd prefer to stay home tonight than to go out" and "IŽd prefer to stay home tonight than go out" - or should I say- "IŽd prefer to stay home tonight rather than go out"? -
Thanks for your help. Sorry for asking the question without logging in.
Re: IŽd rather X IŽd prefer
1- b) is the best answer for me because you are talking about a single preference/choice and not a general preference, so it's the same as Murphy's. With your second question, you could use either, though the second is probably more common.
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