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    I prefer cats _____ dogs

    Which is the best:

    a) than
    b) to
    c) over
    d) all of the above
    e) other

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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    I go for "to", b)

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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    I prefer cats to dogs.
    Look, for Nouns and Gerunds, we use "To" in between...while for verbs we use "Rather than",
    So: I prefer cats to dogs.
    I prefer feeding cats to walking dogs.
    I prefer to feed cats rather than (to) walk dogs.
    Hope this helps...


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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    Great answers, thank you both!


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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    Just a question, are the other options wrong, or are they just less used?

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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Just a question, are the other options wrong, or are they just less used?
    Over is another possible option.

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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Just a question, are the other options wrong, or are they just less used?
    You're welcome mate,
    As far as you're considering standard English this is your only option...

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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    As engee30 mentioned that's another option (But not accepted as an standard/grammatical form) Tnx to engee30 too...

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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by stefan_kar View Post
    Which is the best:

    a) than
    b) to
    c) over
    d) all of the above
    e) other
    to!

    'Than' is non-native error and 'over' is slang!


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    Re: I prefer cats _____ dogs

    The UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, stated in a written parliamentary
    answer 10 days ago, that that option was preferred over a five-member
    international panel.

    (news.bbc.co.uk)

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