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    THAN OR TO?

    Are the following sentences correct? What's the difference between 'than' and 'to' in this case? Does anything change?

    e.g. I prefer English to Maths.
    I prefer English than Maths.

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    #2

    Re: THAN OR TO?

    Only the first sentence is grammatically correct.

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    #3

    Re: THAN OR TO?

    Why can't work with 'than'?

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    #4

    Re: THAN OR TO?

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Why can't doesn't it work with 'than'?
    It just doesn't! We say "I prefer ... to ... "

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    #5

    Re: THAN OR TO?

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Why can't work with 'than'?
    Because the preposition used with prefer is 'to'. You can like English more than Maths, but prefer English to Maths.

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    #6

    Re: THAN OR TO?

    Only with the verb prefer can the preposition 'to' work?

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    Re: THAN OR TO?

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Only with Can the verb "prefer" can the only work with the preposition 'to'? work?
    If you read my reply and 5jj's reply again, what do you think the answer to your question is?

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