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    prefer playing the drum to (playing) the piano.

    I prefer playing the drums to (playing) the piano.

    Is it wrong to use 'playing' in the above sentence?

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 11-Jun-2011 at 18:36. Reason: typo

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    Re: prefer playing the drum to (playing) the piano.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I prefer playing the drums to (playing) the piano.

    Is it wrong to use 'playing' in the above sentence?

    Thanks.
    No, it's not wrong.

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    Re: prefer playing the drum to (playing) the piano.

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    No, it's not wrong.
    Thanks, Bhaisahab.

    I prefer playing the drums to the piano.

    Does it mean that the above sentence without 'playing' is wrong?

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    Re: prefer playing the drum to (playing) the piano.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Bhaisahab.

    I prefer playing the drums to the piano.

    Does it mean that the above sentence without 'playing' is wrong?
    No, that's not wrong either.

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    Re: prefer playing the drum to (playing) the piano.

    Thanks, Bhaisahab.

    Since both sentences are correct, which sentence should I use in an examination? Which is more commonly used by native speakers?

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    Re: prefer playing the drum to (playing) the piano.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Bhaisahab.

    Since both sentences are correct, which sentence should I use in an examination? Which is more commonly used by native speakers?
    Both are common,. I would suggest "I prefer playing the drums to playing the piano" for an exam.

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