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Forum: English Questions Apr 26th, 2011, 11:58 am
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Posted By susan53
Re: I wouldn't prefer to or I would prefer not to

That works. Or put an adverb in front of the verb phrase :
I really don't believe that Japan ...
I honestly don't believe that Japan...

Interestingly strongly can't be used in this way - ie in front...
Forum: English Questions Apr 26th, 2011, 03:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 31,940
Posted By susan53
Re: I wouldn't prefer to or I would prefer not to

B is OK grammatically and means the same as A, but English doesn't like negating an opinion - usually the "opinion verb" is negated : Eg the opposite of I believe/think that Japan was wrong is I...
Forum: English Questions Apr 14th, 2011, 02:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 31,940
Posted By susan53
Re: I wouldn't prefer to or I would prefer not to

I would prefer not to do it.

Preferences in English are always expressed positively. It is the action which is negated. In other words, if you say eg I (would) prefer not to work on Saturdays, the...
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