how to use "prefer"

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billy

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1. I prefer A to B ( = I prefer A , right?)
2. I prefer to do ( to: infinitive , right?)
3. I'd prefer to do
4. I'd prefer something , I prefer something (any differences?)
5. in what situations , we use would you prefer.........? [/i]
 

RonBee

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We use prefer when talking about alternatives. Example:

  • I prefer doing something to doing nothing.
    I prefer apples to oranges.
    I prefer going shopping to reading.
 

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I think you made a mistake in the word order:

I prefer doing nothing to doing something.
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