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    prefer+ing or to

    Hi everyone,
    Can I use sentence N2 to express a general preference?

    1. I prefer to stay at home rather than go to the cinema. (specific situation)
    2. I prefer staying at home rather than going to the cinema. (general preference)
    3. I prefer staying at home to going to the cinema. (general preference)

    Thank you.

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    Re: prefer+ing or to

    Quote Originally Posted by worcester View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Can I use sentence N2 to express a general preference?

    1. I prefer to stay at home rather than go to the cinema. (specific situation)
    2. I prefer staying at home rather than going to the cinema. (general preference)
    3. I prefer staying at home to going to the cinema. (general preference)

    Thank you.
    I wouldn't use it. Use #3.

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