Word Families for IELTS – Prefer

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Word family:  prefer

First can you think of a noun and three adjectives, and make sentences?
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Whenever you learn a word you should learn other members of the word family.  That way you get two or more words for the price of one [idiomatic language]

Make a note of good sentences that show you the patterns.  For example  I prefer dogs to cats.

Put your new sentences in Anki to ensure that you remember them forever.

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AWG
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AWG
4 years ago

Hi Nguyen

Preferred and preferable are similar but used in different ways. Note the patterns eg preferred option / preferable to

Preferential is different – it’s a bit like privileged.

I suggest you just learn good sentences and patterns

Tony

Nguyen
Nguyen
4 years ago
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I am noted with thanks. Have a nice weekend.
Nguyen.

Nguyen
Nguyen
4 years ago

Hi teacher,
Thanks for your post.
Would you mind to explain me what are differences between 3 adj words: preferable, preferential, preferred? I am a little bit confused. Thank you.
Nguyen

Tran Thi Anh Thu
Tran Thi Anh Thu
4 years ago

Dear Mr. Tony,
I guess this sentence below is not correct
“Maybe because they can watch what they like instead of what the broadcasters what them to watch.”
I think “Maybe because they can watch what they like instead of what the broadcasters want them to watch”

AWG
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AWG
4 years ago

Thanks Thu

I’ve fixed it 🙂