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    #1

    I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    I'd prefer to go by car.

    I'd prefer going by car.

    Which is the correct sentence?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    Choose I'd prefer to go by car. A common alternative is I'd rather go by car.
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    #3

    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    Thanks, Goes Station.

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    #4

    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    While the first sentance sounds more natural, I don't think the second is incorrect either.
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    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    I'd prefer going by car really isn't correct. You could say Going by car is better than taking the bus, for example.
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    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I'd prefer going by car really isn't correct. You could say Going by car is better than taking the bus, for example.
    Just to confirm: Going by car is better than taking the bus.

    Shouldn't it be "taking bus" instead? Thanks.

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    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Just to confirm: Going by car is better than taking the bus.

    Shouldn't it be "taking bus" instead? Thanks.
    No. The definite article is required before bus.
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    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Just to confirm: Going by car is better than taking the bus.

    Shouldn't it be "taking bus" instead?
    No, it shouldn't.

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    #10

    Re: I'd prefer going / to go by car.

    The Weekly Standard used "going by car" just two days ago.

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