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Prefer + gerund/infinitive (to)

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She prefers to play.

The dog prefers chasing the ball.

As I understand it, the gerund and the infinitive (with 'to') can be used after 'prefer'. I was wondering if one is US English and the other UK English?? Is there any difference in usage?? On first sight and as a native person, I believe not. Thanks and have a great day.

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Not necessarily. Both UK and US English use infinitives and gerunds similarly. I believe it's just a matter of preference. Also consider how the rest of the paragraph/article you're writing flows, just to keep a consistent style and voice.

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