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“Preference In” OR “Preference For”

Students often get confused about these two combinations. Well, since preference is comparative in nature, the correct construction is PREFERENCE FOR.

What do I mean by comparative in nature?

Preference means that you like something or someone MORE than others. There is an element of comparison between two sets of things/ people.

Now, things get more clear if you understand the difference between FOR and IN.

FOR = intended to be given (preference is given)

IN = Inside something (preference is not inside)

So, “preference for” is the right construction while “preference in” is incorrect.

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