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    why do you say: I prefer not to

    i wonder whi do you guys say: I PREFER NOT TO GO INSTEAD OF I DONT PREFER

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    Re: why do you say: I prefer not to

    I prefer not... means that it is my choice to not go.

    I don't prefer... might mean that I don't have a preference.

    There is an interesting story about a man who preferred not to do things. It is called "Bartleby the Scrivner" by Herman Melville.

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