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    #1

    prefer...rather than

    Hi everyone,
    Can we change #1 to #2 in each sentence?

    1)I prefer to drive rather than walk to work.
    2)I prefer to drive rather than to walk to work.

    1)I prefer to live in the country rather than live in a city.
    2)I prefer to live in the country rather than to live in a city.



    Thanks.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 02-Jun-2017 at 10:39.

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    #2

    Re: prefer...rather than

    Yes you can.

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    #3

    Re: prefer...rather than

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes you can.
    Thanks. Can we also change the position of the adverb 'to work' here?
    I prefer to drive to work rather than to walk.
    I prefer to drive rather than to walk to work.

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    #4

    Re: prefer...rather than

    Yes, if the context makes clear that that is the meaning.
    "I prefer to roller skate rather than swim to the island" is ambiguous.

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