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What kind of verb is prefer?

Prefer” is one of a set of verbs that can be followed by another verb either in the infinitive form or in the gerund form; that is, we can say “I prefer to live in the country (infinitive) or “I prefer living in the country” (gerund).

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Similarly one may ask, what kind of word is prefer?

verb (used with object), pre·ferred, pre·fer·ring. to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken. Law. to give priority, as to one creditor over another.

is prefer an action verb? Verbs to Express Being Examples are the "be" verbs, like: am, are, was, were, is, has been, and had. Referring to the senses, some non-action words are: look, smell, feel, taste, and sound. More examples of non action words are: prefer.

Beside this, how do you use verb prefer?

Note that prefer is a transitive verb. That means it must be followed by an object. The object of a verb can be a noun, an –ing form (gerund) or a to-infinitive.

Study the examples:

  1. I prefer bikes to cars.
  2. I prefer reading to writing.
  3. I prefer walking instead of driving.
  4. I prefer to walk rather than drive.

Is prefer singular or plural?

If you mean a collection of individuals, then use prefer (plural). Example: A majority prefer bloc voting on national officials. Example: A majority oppose the issuance of a national ID. If you mean a collective whole acting as one, then use prefers (singular).

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