choose one thing or action rather than another; like better
put forward for official consideration or action according to law
"Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels"
"We prefer sleeping outside"
"I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"
"She opted for the job on the East coast"
"he favors his second daughter"
He was preferred Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
出自： T. Fuller
Ferdinand promised..to prefer no foreigners to municipal offices.
出自： W. H. Prescott
What shall we have to drink?...red wine?...white wine?—I should prefer red wine rather than white wine.
我们喝点什么酒?…红葡萄酒?…白葡萄酒?——我愿喝红葡萄酒,不愿喝白葡萄酒。 prefer to-v rather than
The old man was still in good health. He preferred to work in the garden rather than to sit idly.
She preferred to keep her troubles to herself rather than to allow them to trouble others.
They preferred to stay at home rather than go to the movies.
They preferred to die rather than surrender to the enemy.
I would prefer to spend the weekend at home rather than driving all the way to your mother's.
He preferred rather to take the whole blame himself than to allow it to fall on the innocent.
He would prefer to meet me downstairs rather than upstairs.
Most Chinese preferred tea to coffee.
I much prefer dogs to cats.
I prefer country life to town life.
我更喜欢乡村生活而不喜欢城市生活。 prefer v-ing to v-ing
I prefer skiing to skating.
He was very diligent; even on holidays, he preferred doing something to doing nothing.
She is very traditional; she prefers dressing formally to wearing sport clothes.
她很守旧,喜欢穿正式的服装,而不喜欢穿运动装。 prefer sb to sth
He was preferred to captain.
I prefer this to that.
I prefer to go this evening.
As a rule I prefer going in the evening.
Her parents prefer her to study Russian and English.
We prefer that each new student should take this course.
I prefer my milk a little sweetened.
The first choice is preferable to the second.
误 Which do you prefer most, this or that?
正 Which do you prefer, this or that?
析 prefer意为“更喜欢”,即like better,故不可再用more, most修饰。
误 I prefer oranges more than apples.
正 I prefer oranges to apples.
析 表示“喜欢…而不喜欢…”时,须用介词to,而不用more than。