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    Default 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.

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    Default 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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