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Usage of the word "prefer"



 
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Usage of the word "prefer" #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 08, 2006 14:08 pm   Usage of the word "prefer"
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #50 "Elementary Grammar Questions", question 2

My ......... colour is green.

(a) preferred
(b) like
(c) most liked
(d) favourite

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #50 "Elementary Grammar Questions", answer 2

My favourite colour is green.

Correct answer: (d) favourite

Your answer was: correct
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I just want to know the usage of the word "prefer"

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Prefer #2 (permalink) Sun Oct 08, 2006 15:02 pm   Prefer
 

'To prefer' means 'to like (to do) something better than something else':

    I would prefer to stay indoors and watch television.
    Which do you prefer -- chocolate or vanilla ice-cream?
    She prefers tea to coffee.
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Usage of the word "prefer" #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 17, 2009 19:51 pm   Usage of the word "prefer"
 

Are these sentences all right with a native speaker:

"In Germany, coffee is preferred/preferable to tea but beer is the favored(desired above all, as in the favored child)."
"Conchita's preferred name is Conchie."

When are the adjectives 'favorite' and 'preferred' interchangeable? Do they have different registers?

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