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Would prefer to is used to find out what one wants in a specific situation. For example:
Would you prefer to take the plane or the boat?
I Prefer to is used to show choice, such as: I prefer to take the plane.
Rather connotes alternative, for example: Would you rather drive than walk?
Combining rather with prefer to show choice over an alternative, like: I'd prefer to drive rather than walk.
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