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I understand the verb "prefer" is normally used with "to" instead of "than".
e.g. Young people tend to prefer part-time jobs to full-time jobs.
However, I happedned to see a sentence below:
Young people tend to prefer part-time jobs rather than full-time jobs.
Can "than" be used with prefer when it's together with "rather"?
Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 08-Dec-2008 at 04:35.
Some people would object to:
"I prefer meat than fish" and insist on "I prefer meat to fish".
"Prefer ... to" generally sounds better than "prefer ... than".
If I used "prefer" with "than", I'd use "rather than".
Individual usage and tolerance of these forms varies, and is in flux.