To Prefer

Infinitive: to prefer
Gerund: preferring
Past participle: preferred
Simple past: preferred


Irregular forms
Auxilliary verb
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Indicative

Present
I prefer I prefer
you prefer you prefer
he/she/it prefers he/she/it prefers
we prefer we prefer
they prefer they prefer
you prefer you prefer
I do not prefer I don't prefer
you do not prefer you don't prefer
he/she/it does not prefer he/she/it doesn't prefer
we do not prefer we don't prefer
they do not prefer they don't prefer
you do not prefer you don't prefer
Preterite
I preferred I preferred
you preferred you preferred
he/she/it preferred he/she/it preferred
we preferred we preferred
they preferred they preferred
you preferred you preferred
I did not prefer I didn't prefer
you did not prefer you didn't prefer
he/she/it did not prefer he/she/it didn't prefer
we did not prefer we didn't prefer
they did not prefer they didn't prefer
you did not prefer you didn't prefer
Future
I will prefer I'll prefer
you will prefer you'll prefer
he/she/it will prefer he/she/it'll prefer
we will prefer we'll prefer
they will prefer they'll prefer
you will prefer you'll prefer
I will not prefer I won't prefer
you will not prefer you won't prefer
he/she/it will not prefer he/she/it won't prefer
we will not prefer we won't prefer
they will not prefer they won't prefer
you will not prefer you won't prefer

Perfect

Present
I have preferred I've preferred
you have preferred you've preferred
he/she/it has preferred he/she/it's preferred
we have preferred we've preferred
they have preferred they've preferred
you have preferred you've preferred
I have not preferred I haven't preferred
you have not preferred you haven't preferred
he/she/it has not preferred he/she/it hasn't preferred
we have not preferred we haven't preferred
they have not preferred they haven't preferred
you have not preferred you haven't preferred
Past
I had preferred I'd preferred
you had preferred you'd preferred
he/she/it had preferred he/she/it'd preferred
we had preferred we'd preferred
they had preferred they'd preferred
you had preferred you'd preferred
I had not preferred I hadn't preferred
you had not preferred you hadn't preferred
he/she/it had not preferred he/she/it hadn't preferred
we had not preferred we hadn't preferred
they had not preferred they hadn't preferred
you had not preferred you hadn't preferred
Future
I will have preferred I'll have preferred
you will have preferred you'll have preferred
he/she/it will have preferred he/she/it'll have preferred
we will have preferred we'll have preferred
they will have preferred they'll have preferred
you will have preferred you'll have preferred
I will not have preferred I won't have preferred
you will not have preferred you won't have preferred
he/she/it will not have preferred he/she/it won't have preferred
we will not have preferred we won't have preferred
they will not have preferred they won't have preferred
you will not have preferred you won't have preferred

Continuous

Present
I am preferring I'm preferring
you are preferring you're preferring
he/she/it is preferring he/she/it's preferring
we are preferring we're preferring
they are preferring they're preferring
you are preferring you're preferring
I am not preferring I'm not preferring
you are not preferring you aren't preferring
he/she/it is not preferring he/she/it isn't preferring
we are not preferring we aren't preferring
they are not preferring they aren't preferring
you are not preferring you aren't preferring
Past
I was preferring I was preferring
you were preferring you were preferring
he/she/it was preferring he/she/it was preferring
we were preferring we were preferring
they were preferring they were preferring
you were preferring you were preferring
I was not preferring I wasn't preferring
you were not preferring you weren't preferring
he/she/it was not preferring he/she/it wasn't preferring
we were not preferring we weren't preferring
they were not preferring they weren't preferring
you were not preferring you weren't preferring
Future
I will be preferring I'll be preferring
you will be preferring you'll be preferring
he/she/it will be preferring he/she/it'll be preferring
we will be preferring we'll be preferring
they will be preferring they'll be preferring
you will be preferring you'll be preferring
I will not be preferring I won't be preferring
you will not be preferring you won't be preferring
he/she/it will not be preferring he/she/it won't be preferring
we will not be preferring we won't be preferring
they will not be preferring they won't be preferring
you will not be preferring you won't be preferring

Continuous Perfect

Present
I have been preferring I've been preferring
you have been preferring you've been preferring
he/she/it has been preferring he/she/it's been preferring
we have been preferring we've been preferring
they have been preferring they've been preferring
you have been preferring you've been preferring
I have not been preferring I haven't been preferring
you have not been preferring you haven't been preferring
he/she/it has not been preferring he/she/it hasn't been preferring
we have not been preferring we haven't been preferring
they have not been preferring they haven't been preferring
you have not been preferring you haven't been preferring
Past
I had been preferring I'd been preferring
you had been preferring you'd been preferring
he/she/it had been preferring he/she/it'd been preferring
we had been preferring we'd been preferring
they had been preferring they'd been preferring
you had been preferring you'd been preferring
I had not been preferring I hadn't been preferring
you had not been preferring you hadn't been preferring
he/she/it had not been preferring he/she/it hadn't been preferring
we had not been preferring we hadn't been preferring
they had not been preferring they hadn't been preferring
you had not been preferring you hadn't been preferring
Future
I will have been preferring I'll have been preferring
you will have been preferring you'll have been preferring
he/she/it will have been preferring he/she/it'll have been preferring
we will have been preferring we'll have been preferring
they will have been preferring they'll have been preferring
you will have been preferring you'll have been preferring
I will not have been preferring I won't have been preferring
you will not have been preferring you won't have been preferring
he/she/it will not have been preferring he/she/it won't have been preferring
we will not have been preferring we won't have been preferring
they will not have been preferring they won't have been preferring
you will not have been preferring you won't have been preferring

Conditional

Present
I would prefer I would prefer
you would prefer you would prefer
he/she/it would prefer he/she/it would prefer
we would prefer we would prefer
they would prefer they would prefer
you would prefer you would prefer
I would not prefer I wouldn't prefer
you would not prefer you wouldn't prefer
he/she/it would not prefer he/she/it wouldn't prefer
we would not prefer we wouldn't prefer
they would not prefer they wouldn't prefer
you would not prefer you wouldn't prefer
Perfect
I would have preferred I would've preferred
you would have preferred you would've preferred
he/she/it would have preferred he/she/it would've preferred
we would have preferred we would've preferred
they would have preferred they would've preferred
you would have preferred you would've preferred
I would not have preferred I wouldn't have preferred
you would not have preferred you wouldn't have preferred
he/she/it would not have preferred he/she/it wouldn't have preferred
we would not have preferred we wouldn't have preferred
they would not have preferred they wouldn't have preferred
you would not have preferred you wouldn't have preferred

Imperative

(you) prefer (you) prefer
(we) let's prefer (we) let's prefer
(you) prefer (you) prefer
(you) do not prefer (you) don't prefer
(we) let's not prefer (we) let's not prefer
(you) do not prefer (you) don't prefer

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