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    would prefer vs. prefer

    1. I'd prefer tea, thanks.
    2. I prefer jazz to rock music.
    Are "would prefer" and "prefer" synonymous and interchangeable?
    Last edited by sitifan; 25-Nov-2016 at 03:30.
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    #2

    Re: would prefer vs. prefer

    No. would prefer expresses a preference for one occasion; prefer express a general preference.

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    Re: would prefer vs. prefer

    You misspelled prefer twice.
    I am not a teacher.

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