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    #1

    Which sentence sounds more natural...?

    Hi there,

    Is there any way to say either sentence is more natural?

    A. ...most parents prefer their children to study abroad.
    B. ...most parents prefer it for their children to study abroad.

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    #2

    Re: Which sentence sounds more natural...?

    B isn't natural at all.
    A works, but it also works with the small addition of "for."
    Most parents prefer for their children to study abroad.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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