PREFERENCES TEST PRACTICE 7B

Hi 7B girls,

 

Here are the questions and the people responsible to practice for the test on Preferences.

 

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These are your questions

Decide whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE. Then, explain your choice.

1. The sentence “We’d prefer staying at home today” talks about a specific preference.

2. The sentence “Ryan would rather going home” is incorrect.

3. The sentence “I’d prefer having a sandwich” can also be expressed “I’d prefer a sandwich”.

4. The sentence “Juanita would prefer talking than being quiet” is correct.

5. The sentence “Angela would rather fly by Avianca to fly by AA.” is correct.

 

ACEVEDO CONTRERAS, DANIELA 1
AYALA PEÑA, MARÍA CAMILA 1
BUENO MOTTA, GABRIELA SOFÍA 1
CAÑIZARES MUÑOZ, MARIANA 2
FLOREZ SALAZAR, ANASOL 2
GIL GARCIA, RAQUEL SOFIA 2
GOMEZ MESA, LINA MARIA 2
GUTIERREZ ROLON, NATALIA 3
HOYOS DAVID, LAURA 3
LEON GONZALEZ, PAOLA 3
MEDINA ALARCON, LUCCIANA 3
MORALES PARRA, MARÍA CAMILA 4
TABARES ACOSTA, LAURA VALERIA 4
ULLOA CORAL, VALENTINA 4
VALENCIA GARCÍA, JUANITA 5
VARGAS CORREDOR, VALERIA 5
VILLESCAS LUQUE, JULIANA 5
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  1. 1. The sentence “We’d prefer staying at home today” talks about a specific preference.
    True, because “would” refers to a specific preference, instead, for general preferences we use “do”.

    Reply
    • Thank you Cami! Sorry your answer is imprecise. It is not just “would”. It is “would prefer” which makes the sentence talk about specific preferences.

      Reply
  2. morales

     /  February 11, 2015

    4. The sentence “Juanita would prefer talking than being quiet” is correct.
    F. Because when we compare something using “would prefer” we have to use “to” not “than”

    Reply
    • Good work Cami! 🙂 Just one little thing!

      Because when we compare something using “would prefer”(,) we have to use “to” not “than”

      Reply
  3. Lina Maria Gomez Mesa

     /  February 11, 2015

    The sentence “Ryan would rather going home” is incorrect because always after would rather goes a base form verb, which means that the sentence will be correctly written like:
    Ryan would rather go home.

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    • Very good work Lina! But is it true or false? And some corrections.

      The sentence “Ryan would rather going home” is incorrect because always after would rather goes a base form verb a verb in the base form

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  4. 2. The sentence “Ryan would rather going home” is incorrect.
    True, because after using “would rather” we can´t use gerunds; we must use the base form of the verb.

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  5. “Juanita would prefer talking than being quiet”
    False, because when you use “would prefer” or “prefer” you write “to”, instead of “than”.
    The correct form would be like this:
    “Juanita would prefer talking to being quiet”.

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    • Very good work Vale! 🙂 Just one correction:

      False, because when you use “would prefer” or “prefer”(,) you write “to”, instead of “than”.

      Reply
  6. laura tabares

     /  February 13, 2015

    Is incorrect because when you are going yo compare with ” than” , you hace yo use verbs in thir base form.
    So in this case we are using gerunds, so we need to use ” to”

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    • No exactly Lauris 😦

      It is not the use of gerunds and infinitives which determines if you use “to” or “than”; it is as explained by Camila Morales and Ulloa!

      Reply
  7. Anasol

     /  February 13, 2015

    2. The sentence “Ryan would rather going home” is incorrect.

    It is incorrect because after “would rather” we use the base form of the verb.
    In this case would be “Rayan would rather go home”.

    Reply
    • Good work Anasol! 😎 Some corrections!

      It is incorrect because after “would rather” we use the base form of the verb.
      In this case it would be “Ryan would rather go home”.

      Reply
  8. Gabriela Bueno

     /  February 15, 2015

    1. The sentence “We’d prefer staying at home today” talks about a specific preference.
    True, because we use would prefer for specific preferences and in this case stay at home is referenced to something specific.

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  9. Juanita Valencia

     /  February 15, 2015

    The sentence “Angela would rather fly by Avianca to fly by AA.” is correct
    Is false because when you use “would rather” you need to use ” than” and in the sentence they are using “to”.

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  10. Valeria Vargas

     /  February 15, 2015

    This statement “Angela would rather fly by Avianca to fly by AA.” It’s false because when we use “would rather” or “rather” we have to use “Than” not “To”.

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  11. raquel gil

     /  February 15, 2015

    2. The sentence “Ryan would rather going home” is incorrect
    Ryan would rather go home

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  12. juliana villescas

     /  February 15, 2015

    FALSE
    the sentence is wrong and because after rather it sholud be “than” not “to” acording to the rules

    Reply
  13. True, Because for talking with specific we have to use verb phrase, would phrase and also after that it is a gerund or infinitives. so it is true

    Reply
  14. Laura Hoyos

     /  February 16, 2015

    The sentence “I’d prefer having a sandwich” can also be expressed “I’d prefer a sandwich”.
    Correct. Because when we use prefer, we can use a Gerund, a Infinitive or a noun, and in this case we are using a infinitive and a noun, so it is correct.

    Reply
  15. lucciana

     /  February 16, 2015

    3. The sentence “I’d prefer having a sandwich” can also be expressed “I’d prefer a sandwich”.

    is correct . Because in prefer we use gerunds , infinitives or nouns .

    Reply
    • Good try Lucciana, but you have to tell what is being used in the sentence. Besides you would say:

      It is correct because with “prefer”, we use gerunds, infinitives or nouns.

      Reply
  16. Natalia Gutierrez Rolon

     /  February 16, 2015

    3. The sentence “I’d prefer having a sandwich” can also be expressed “I’d prefer a sandwich”.
    True, since the sentence “I’d prefer having a sandwich” can be expressed as “I’d prefer a sandwich” or “I’d rather have a sandwich” because they are all grammatically correct and express the same preference on a sandwich.

    Reply
    • Thank you Natis! Why are they grammatically correct?

      Reply
      • Natalia Gutierrez Rolon

         /  February 18, 2015

        All these sentences are grammatically correct since both “I’d prefer having a sandwich” and “I’d prefer a sandwich” are expressing preference with “would have” either with a gerund or a noun, which is the correct use of “would prefer”, and “I’d rather have a sandwich” is also grammatically correct since its using the base form of the verb “to have” with “would rather” which still is the correct use of “would rather”, and is still expressing preference on a sandwich.

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  17. Paola Leon

     /  February 16, 2015

    3. The sentence “I’d prefer having a sandwich” can also be expressed “I’d prefer a sandwich”.
    TRUE. Because we use a gerund, an infinitive or a noun after using “prefer”. In this case, the first sentence has a gerund and the second sentece is using a noun.

    Reply

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