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    The customers would rather buy fish from Susan's stall than other stalls.
    The customers prefer to buy fish from Susan's stall rather than other stalls.
    The customers prefer buying fish from Susan's stall to other stalls.

    Are all the sentences correct? If not, please rephrase it/them for me. Thanks in advance.


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    Re: correct sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    The customers would rather buy fish from Susan's stall than from other stalls.
    The customers prefer to buy fish from Susan's stall rather than other stalls.
    The customers prefer buying fish from Susan's stall than from other stalls.

    Are all the sentences correct? If not, please rephrase it/them for me. Thanks in advance.
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    #3

    Re: correct sentences

    Hi Anglika

    The customers prefer buying fish from Susan's stall than from other stalls.

    To the best of my knowledge, 'prefer' should be used with 'to' or 'rather than' but not with 'than' alone.


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    Nevertheless, this usage is quite common.

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    #5

    Re: correct sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The customers would rather buy fish from Susan's stall than from other stalls.
    Why need that second "from"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Why need that second "from"?

    than {buying ((understood from context))] from

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    #7

    Re: correct sentences

    I like to use ellipsis inside a prepositional phrase, but English often doesn't allow that...

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