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    Question Questions about using "prefer"

    Hi, here are two questions that confuse me:

    1. Lily prefers [A. walking/B. to walk] to taking the bus.
    2. Lily prefers [A. walking/B. to walk] than to jog for exercise.

    For the 1st sentence, I thought only a V-ing form would be parallel with "taking."
    As for the 2nd one, out of the same reason as the prior sentence, I only chose B...
    But the answer for both questions are A and B...Why do the infinitive and gerund form fit in both sentences?
    Please help.

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    Re: Questions about using "prefer"

    A is correct for #1.
    Neither works for #2. Lily prefers to walk rather than to jog.

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