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What’s the difference between would prefer and prefer? How do you use would prefer? How do you use prefer?
As a general rule, both would prefer and prefer are used to express preference. Would prefer is used to say what you want to do in a particular situation; however, prefer is used to say what you prefer in general.
Would Prefer Vs Prefer: What’s the Difference?
How do you use would prefer and prefer?
Would prefer to do something /Would prefer doing something
I would prefer = I’d prefer
I would rather = I’d rather
As we said before, would prefer is used to express preference in a particular situation. Here are some examples:
A: Let’s go by bus.
B: Well, I would prefer to go by car today. ( or I would prefer going by car today).
You can also use would rather instead of would prefer to express preference, but would rather is followed by the infinitive without’to’. Have a look at the examples below:
- I would rather go by car 🚙.
- I feel very tired today. I would rather not go out.
- Would you rather stay or go? I would rather stay.
As you can notice, would rather is followed by the infinitive without ‘to’.
Prefer to do something /Prefer doing something
Generally, we use prefer to do or prefer doing to say what we prefer in general.
- I prefer to leave really early as I have lots of things to do.
- We prefer to live in the countryside.
- We prefer living in the countryside.
- I prefer writing emails.
- We prefer to use the stairs not the lift.
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