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    Talking Expressing preferences

    Hello!!!
    As far as i know these are the rules (speaking of preferences):
    i prefer drinkING (ing-termination) (prefer + ing)
    i would prefer TO see him in person (infinitive) (would+prefer+infinitive)

    but...

    IŽd prefer liv(ing) in a city to liv(ing) in the country...
    (WOULD+PREFER+ING?)


    thanks :D!!!

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    Re: Expressing preferences

    Quote Originally Posted by alexstt123 View Post
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    IŽd prefer liv(ing) in a city to liv(ing) in the country...
    (WOULD+PREFER+ING?)


    thanks :D!!!
    or I'd prefer to live...

    b
    PS I'd prefer it if you capitalized I (as in your third example).

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    Re: Expressing preferences

    thank you!!! : D

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    Re: Expressing preferences

    Quote Originally Posted by alexstt123 View Post
    Thank you!!! : D
    Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter and to end every sentence with one single punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Expressing preferences

    In many (but not all) cases, the gerund form (-ing form) or the infinitive from (to form) can be used interchangeably with no or little change in meaning.

    I prefer to drink
    I prefer drinking.

    I prefer seeing him in person.
    I prefer to see him in person.

    In many cases the only difference is subtle, with the gerund form being more real or tangible and the infinitive form being more hypothetical or supposed.

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