Would prefer

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Would prefer is an English lexical-grammatical structure.


Meaning[edit]

This expresses hypothetic preference.

Form[edit]

The form is the same as would like. It uses the subjunctive mood.

Pedagogy[edit]

This is usually taught after would like. Consequently, "prefer" can be substituted for "like".

Don't confuse with would rather. Prefer is a verb whereas rather is an adverb.

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