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Expresing

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Nick Rosas

on 3 May 2014

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Transcript of Expresing

Difference in meaning:
We often use words like prefer, would prefer, would rather to talk or ask about
preferences
.
"
I prefer living on my own
."
"
Would you prefer to see a movie or go to a club?
"
"
Would you rather go shopping with me?
"
Now is your turn to practice
Followed by the base form of the verb; the verb without 'to'.
“I
would rather

go
home now.”


Would
you
rather

stay
at a hotel?”

“I
would

rather

talk
to him in person
than
call him on the phone.”
Check yourself
You can check your understanding as you match the questions below with suitable endings:
Would you prefer ...?
Would you rather ....?
 
- taking a nap or going for a walk
- a trip to Jamaica or a cruise to Alaska
- watch a talk show or see a movie
- to stay at home or go outside with friends 
 
2. Practice asking and answering questions of the same type with friends.
followed by the infinitive; to+ the verb
I
would prefer

to see
him in person.”

“I
would prefer

to be
told the truth.”

“I
would prefer
be
ing
alone
to
be
ing
with the wrong person”.
prefer + ing
(to)
We tend to use 'prefer' to talk generally about likes, dislikes, what we want.
“He
prefers
read
ing
books.”
“I
prefe
r go
ing
to the beach
to
go
ing
to a swimm
ing
pool.”
Thank you!
Expressing
Preferences

prefer
would prefer
Would rather
Video
http://speakspeak.com/english-grammar-exercises/intermediate/would-rather-would-prefer-prefer
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