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  1. B45
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    I'd prefer to go to the park.

    What's the different between:

    I'd prefer to go to the park.

    VS

    I prefer to go to the park.

    Is one more polite than the other?

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    Re: I'd prefer to go to the park.

    Yes, "I'd" uses the polite 'would' form. It means something like "I would prefer to go to the park if that's OK with you / if you don't mind / unless you really want to go somewhere else."
    "I prefer to go to the park" makes no concession to the other person. It doesn't take their wishes into account.

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    Re: I'd prefer to go to the park.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Is one more polite than the other?
    It depends- are the speakers deciding where to go or simply discussing the kinds of activities they like?

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    Re: I'd prefer to go to the park.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It depends- are the speakers deciding where to go or simply discussing the kinds of activities they like?
    Discussing the activities they like.

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    Re: I'd prefer to go to the park.

    In that case, I'd use the second.

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