Bazen kendimizi ingilizce olarak ifade ederken, iki şey arasındaki tercihimizi dile getiririz. Bunun için "prefer" kelimesini sıkça kullanırız.
Ipreferan appletoa banana.
He prefers chocolate to candy.
She prefers books to games.
It prefers a bone to a tomato.
We prefer dogs to cats as pets.
You prefer kebab to vegetables.
They prefer sunny weather to rainy weather.
Verdiğimiz örneklerde "tercih etmek" manasında olan prefer fiilinden sonra iki nesne kullandık. Bu iki nesneden ilkini, ikincisine tercih ettiğimizi, yani ilkini ikincisinden daha çok istediğimizi anlatmış oluyoruz.
-Which one do you prefer, cola or fanta?
-I prefer cola to fanta.
-Do you prefer orange juice or apple juice?
-I prefer lemonade to both of them.
-Do you prefer action films to comedy films?
-Yes, I do. What about you?
-I don't prefer action films to comedy films. I like action films more than comedy films.
-Are you interested in documentaries.
-Yes, I like them very much. Why do you ask?
-I saw a very good documentary on TV. Shall we watch it?
-That would be great!
-Do you like Hugh Jass?
-Yes, he is a very funny man. I enjoy his shows. What about him?
-There is news about him, he wants to buy a house and live in this city.
-Oh, that would be great! We can be neighbours with him!
Öneride bulunmak için "why don't....." kalıbını kullanabiliriz.
-I am bored.
-Why don't you read a book?
-I am hungry.
-Why don't you make a sandwich?
-I don't feel very good.
-Why don't you go to a doctor?
-It is very hot today.
-Why don't you go to the beach?