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# Recent studies indicate that babies show a clear natural

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09 Jan 2006, 10:21
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Recent studies indicate that babies show a clear natural preference to sweetness, but as a group are indifferent to the taste of salt.

(A) preference to sweetness, but as a group are indifferent to
(B) preferring of sweetness, but as a group are indifferent against
(C) preference toward sweetness, but as a group are indifferent against
(D) preferring of sweetness, but as a group are indifferent to
(E) preference for sweetness, but as a group are indifferent to

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09 Jan 2006, 11:13
IMO E.

correct idioms are:
preference for..
indifference to..
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09 Jan 2006, 13:18
E for me as well.

You cant say 'indifferent against', it should be 'indifferent to', so that knocks B and C out.

D doesnt make sense in that it says 'preference of sweetness'.

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09 Jan 2006, 14:09
duttsit wrote:
IMO E.

correct idioms are:
preference for..
indifference to..

Too fast, too furious but absolutely right. It should be E.
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09 Jan 2006, 16:43
E for me.

Preference for something is correct idiom

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09 Jan 2006, 16:53
A
Fight is between A and E. I prefer A to E.
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09 Jan 2006, 19:20
It should be E.
preference for something. ( I have preference for sweet food over spicy).
"prererence to" is also correct idiom, but not in our case.
Example. We give preference to those who have worked with us for a long time.

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09 Jan 2006, 20:19
On exam day i would spend 5 min on thsi ques trying to recollect what's the right idiom "preference for" or "preference to"
then would finally hit E.

and would be short of time for the rest

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09 Jan 2006, 21:15
E it is.

To give smth preference over smth
preference for
in preference to
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09 Jan 2006, 21:17
duttsit wrote:
IMO E.

correct idioms are:
preference for..
indifference to..

Bull's eye

OA is 'E'!

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10 Jan 2006, 02:42
(A) incorrectly uses "preference to..."

The correct idioms are: ~prefer to/preference for~

Since a noun is necessary to properly complete the sentence, the latter is correct.

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10 Jan 2006, 10:48
Go with E,preferece for should be the correct idiom.

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