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prefer in English:

1. to

Go to sleep.
I hope to one day speak German as well as you speak English.
Why aren't you going? "Because I don't want to."
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
Look at me when I talk to you!
Homeroom teachers should make every effort to keep in touch with their students.
Nobody ever comes to see us in this out-of-the-way village.
If I can get into university, I am hoping to learn to speak two foreign languages.
Fewer workers meant fewer people with money to buy goods.
Franklin Roosevelt was born to a rich and important New York family.
Two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, please.
The president was quoted as saying he would like to visit Japan soon.
You are welcome to the use of our house while we are away on vacation.
It began to rain heavily just as we got to the gate.
According to the weather forecast, the rainy season will set in next week.

English word "prefer"(to) occurs in sets:

"ing", "to" forms verbd
verb infinitive gerund
prepositions sritions

2. preference

There is a growing preference for working in air-conditioned places.
If you have a strong liking for something, you have a preference for it. You might have a preference for apples, but there are some days when you're stuck eating a banana instead.
I don't know your preference, so please help yourself.
It's a matter of personal preference.
Be sure to tell us your preferences right up front.
I don’t mind, but my preference would be to meet at 1 p.m.
Which style you choose is just a matter of personal preference.
I have a preference for milk and chocolate.
Have you got any preference between beef and lamb?
These special characteristics explain its preference for still-hunting (lying motionless beside a seal's breathing hole, waiting for one to surface).
My decided preference is the fourth and the last of these alternatives.
He should be given preference over the others.

English word "prefer"(preference) occurs in sets:

world building

3. preferable

Work is preferable to idleness.
It is preferable that he gets there by tomorrow.
It is preferable that she do it alone.
For me, reading at home is preferable to reading sitting beside strangers in a library.
A conservative tie is preferable to a loud one for a job interview.
Death preferable to shame.
Well, Mormont, as brutish as this life is, I suppose it is preferable to beheading.
Samson finds county life vastly preferable to living in the city.
For this dish, fresh herbs and garlic are preferable.
A lie that's preferable to the truth
Bad news is preferable to an absence of information.
Poverty with honesty is preferable to wealth obtained by unfair means.
Death is preferable to such suffering.
Prevention is much preferable to cure.

English word "prefer"(preferable) occurs in sets:

make adjective