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    Re: in/on

    I would prefer you stay/stayed.

    Which word should I use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I would prefer you stay/stayed.

    Which word should I use?

    Many thanks.
    Neither, I'm afraid.

    I would prefer you to stay longer.
    or
    I would rather you stayed longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    Neither, I'm afraid.

    I would prefer you to stay longer.
    or
    I would rather you stayed longer.
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    Is 'longer' obligatory?

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Is 'longer' obligatory?

    Many thanks.
    The verb stay normally needs something as a complement, an adverbial element.

    stay longer
    stay at home
    stay for lunch
    stay in bed
    stay calm
    stay married
    stay in charge of something
    stay with somebody
    stay until 1895
    stay until something happens


    So I'd opt for using an adverbial in your sentence.

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