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    Maybo is online now Senior Member
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    preferring

    She had many suitors over the years but rebuffed them all preferring to stay single.

    I don't understand this sentence structure and tense. Why is preferring ?

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    https://deepenglish.com/2017/02/the-secret-to-long-life/
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: preferring

    It needs a comma after all.
    I am not a teacher.

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