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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.
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.
Nevertheless, this usage is quite common.
I like to use ellipsis inside a prepositional phrase, but English often doesn't allow that...