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    Hi there,

    after prefer we can you both -ing and to plus infinitive. But what's the difference?

    Thank you!

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    Post Re: prefer

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    Hi there,

    after prefer we can you both -ing and to plus infinitive. But what's the difference?

    Thank you!
    If you're talking about a general preference, you use the -ing form of verb after prefer:
    I prefer eating out to cooking myself.

    Talking about a partucular situation, you use the to-infinitive after prefer:
    A: Would you like me to take you into town in my car?
    B: No, thanks. I prefer to walk.

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