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    Would Prefer with "to" on the both sides?

    First of all I'm a Teacher in Turkey and it's really great to be here. In our course book i have seen a sentence about preference and it's still bothering me. That's why I'm asking for your help. The sentence is below:

    "I would prefer to eat at home to eat out"

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think we have to use "rather than" or "than" when we want to express our preferences about 2 things.

    So is it OK to use "to and infinitive" for the both sides or is it wrong?

    Can we use "to" instead of "rather than" or "than".


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Would Prefer with "to" on the both sides?

    Quote Originally Posted by innocent_ View Post
    First of all, I'm a teacher in Turkey and it's really great to be here. In our course book, I have seen a sentence about preference and it's still bothering me. That's why I'm asking for your help. The sentence is below:

    "I would prefer to eat at home to eat out"

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think we have to use "rather than" or "than" when we want to express our preferences about 2 things.

    So is it OK to use "to and infinitive" for the both sides halves or is it wrong?

    Can we use "to" instead of "rather than" or "than".


    Thanks in advance.
    Welcome to the forum.

    It should read either "I would prefer to eat at home than to eat out" or "I would rather eat at home than eat out".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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