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    Can we say in other ways instead of "I prefer coffee to tea" ?

    I have learnt: "T prefer coffee to tea" but can we say something like "I like coffee than tea." or "I like to drink coffee than to drink tea."

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    Re: Can we say in other ways instead of "I prefer coffee to tea" ?

    "I like coffee better than tea" is just one possibility to convey that meaning.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Can we say in other ways instead of "I prefer coffee to tea" ?

    not a teacher

    "I like coffee more/better than tea."
    "I'd rather drink coffee than tea."
    "I like to drink coffee rather than tea."
    …etc

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    Re: Can we say in other ways instead of "I prefer coffee to tea" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    I have learnt: "I prefer coffee to tea" but can we say something like "I like coffee than tea." or "I like to drink coffee than to drink tea."?
    And to answer your explicit question, no, you can't say "I like X than Y" or "I like to drink X than to drink Y".
    "like ... than" isn't proper grammar for a comparison.
    Last edited by Raymott; 01-Aug-2013 at 15:28. Reason: remove silly mistake

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    Re: Can we say in other ways instead of "I prefer coffee to tea" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I note that no one has mentioned, "I prefer coffee to tea", which is what I'd say.
    Dear Raymott,

    Please excuse me if I got lost somewhere along your train of thought, but isn't "I prefer coffee to tea" the very same sentence you corrected in the OP?

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    Re: Can we say in other ways instead of "I prefer coffee to tea" ?

    Wow! I just saw a sentence like "I prefer coffee to tea". I didn't know it before. Thanks

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    Re: Can we say in other ways instead of "I prefer coffee to tea" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Dear Raymott,

    Please excuse me if I got lost somewhere along your train of thought, but isn't "I prefer coffee to tea" the very same sentence you corrected in the OP?

    Yours truly,

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    No, I didn't correct it. I just overlooked the title when I was checking for the correct versions given by others. I've deleted those lines. It was meant to be another suggestion. Fortunately that was not the main point of my post.

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