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    #1

    how to use "prefer"

    1. I prefer A to B ( = I prefer A , right?)
    2. I prefer to do ( to: infinitive , right?)
    3. I'd prefer to do
    4. I'd prefer something , I prefer something (any differences?)
    5. in what situations , we use would you prefer.........? [/i]

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    #2
    We use prefer when talking about alternatives. Example:

    • I prefer doing something to doing nothing.
      I prefer apples to oranges.
      I prefer going shopping to reading.

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    #3
    I think you made a mistake in the word order:

    I prefer doing nothing to doing something.

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    #4
    ROFL!

    :D

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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    ROFL!

    :D
    tdol's got game, and it's back :D


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    #6

    thanks a lot !

    thanks for the help!

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