Offering (Asking for) a choice politely
a) Prefer …
Which do you prefer, the polyester or the silk?
Which do you prefer, calling directly or sending a letter? a) Prefer … to….
I prefer the silk to the polyester.
I prefer calling directly to sending a letter.
Which one do you like, a smoking or nonsmoking area?
Which do you like, jogging or cycling? b) Like…better than ….
I like a non-smoking area better than a smoking one.
I like cycling better than jogging.
c) Would rather …
Would you rather have a fresh coke or an orange juice?
Would you rather live in a big city or visit it? c) Would rather … than….
I’d rather have an orange juice than (have) a fresh coke.
I’d rather visit a big city than live there.