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    would prefer

    Hi,

    I have read this : The verbs hate, love, like, prefer are usually followed by a gerund when the meaning is general, and by a to-infinitive when they refer to a particular time or situation. You must always use the to-infinitive with the expressions 'would love to', 'would hate to', etc."

    When we use 'would' for future in past, can we use it with 'gerund'?

    For example: I knew you would love playing.....

    Second question: I have read up to now the usage of 'would prefer + V ing'. Is that impossible?

    -I would prefer eating at home to going to a restaurant.

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    Re: would prefer

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    I have read this : The verbs hate, love, like, prefer are usually followed by a gerund when the meaning is general, and by a to-infinitive when they refer to a particular time or situation. You must always use the to-infinitive with the expressions 'would love to', 'would hate to', etc."

    When we use 'would' for future in past, can we use it with 'gerund'?

    For example: I knew you would love playing.....

    Second question: I have read up to now the usage of 'would prefer + V ing'. Is that impossible?

    -I would prefer eating at home to going to a restaurant.
    "I knew you would love playing....."

    "I would prefer eating at home to going to a restaurant."


    Both of the above are possible.

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