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    #1

    (rather) than

    Hi,

    *self-made*

    - I would prefer having a dog (rather) than a cat.
    - I would prefer a dog (rather) than a cat.

    I am aware that they are lots of topics about 'prefer rather than' and after taking a look at them, I felt confused. Could you tell me if I can omit 'rather' in the sentences or not.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: (rather) than

    'We make comparisons using to or rather than, not just than.'── quoted from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/gram...grammar/prefer

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    #3

    Re: (rather) than

    I would use prefer a dog to a cat.

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