ESL Writing

Useful Words and Phrases ("Prefer")

This ESL writing exercises introduces students to the proper usage of "prefer".

click here to download this ESL writing worksheet (FREE!)

 

Prefer

 

Sentence Pattern:
I prefer A(-ing) to B(-ing)


This means the same as “I would rather A than B.”


Note: If “A” and “B” are verbs, you must add “-ing”.
 

I like steak, but I don’t like hamburgers.
- I prefer steak to hamburgers.
 

I enjoy playing tennis more than watching TV.
- I prefer playing tennis to watching TV.

 

 

 

 

Rewrite the following sentences, using “prefer”.

1. I don’t like math class, but I like English class.


_______________________________________________________________

2. Playing piano is boring, but playing drums is fun.


_______________________________________________________________

3. Online travel agencies are convenient, but regular travel agencies are not.


_______________________________________________________________

4. I like summers, but I don’t like winters.


_______________________________________________________________

5. Kim doesn’t like dogs, but she loves cats.

_______________________________________________________________


Write one more sentence, using “prefer”

 

_______________________________________________________________
 

 

Back to ESL Writing

Stickyball.net Home: ESL Resources for Teachers

Copyright 2012. Joomla 2.5 templates free.