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    Is "prefer" more attitudinal or behavioral

    Hi, all,

    For the following sentence:

    "This is one of my preferred brands", does it mean "this is one of the brands I ever USED" or "this is one of the brands I LIKE"?

    Is "prefer" more attitudinal as "like" or behavioral as "use/choose"?


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    Re: Is "prefer" more attitudinal or behavioral

    It means it's one you like.

    If you have a choice among many things, this is one of the ones you would choose. You prefer it over many of the others.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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