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My mother prefers eating apples to eating oranges.
My mother prefers apples to oranges.
Do the sentences have the same meaning?
Yes. Unless she is decorating a room with bowls of fake fruit in which case the second just means that she would prefer to look at apples than oranges. In most circumstances, if someone says "I don't like + [name of food or drink]", it usually means that they don't like eating or drinking the things mentioned.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.