correction of statement


Correct Form of the statement

  I prefer coffee than tea

asked Nov 20 '12 at 15:42 sri mrudula New member

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The previous answers are correct. The issue is that "than" is used for comparisons of a particular quality or quantity. So you'd use "than" if you were to say "I like coffee more than I like tea" or "Coffee tastes better than tea." The former has you comparing how much you like each, and the latter compares their taste.


"Prefer" has that comparison built into it, so "than" is not necessary. You could swap out "prefer [it]" for "like [it] more than."

link comment edited Nov 20 '12 at 17:32 Edward New member

"I prefer coffee to tea."

link comment answered Nov 20 '12 at 21:21 Kati Svaby New member

Because I prefer sth to sth... or I prefer sth rathar than sth...

We spoke about the first.

I prefer beer to wine. I prefer you to him. etc

link comment answered Nov 20 '12 at 21:29 Kati Svaby New member

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