Spotlight - - LANGUAGE CARDS -

1. …but I pre­fer go­ing out to eat.

2. …so I would pre­fer to spend my hol­i­day at home this year.

When talk­ing about gen­eral pref­er­ences, most na­tive speak­ers will typ­i­cally use the “-ing” form af­ter “pre­fer”. The in­fini­tive with “to” is used to re­fer to spe­cific oc­ca­sions.

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