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Rule "Collocation: Prefer instead of/to"

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Description: Collocation: Prefer instead of/to
Message: Consider using "to" with "prefer".
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Link: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/prefer
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • She much prefers overalls instead of skirts, because she enjoys playing in the mud
    Correction suggestion: prefers overalls to skirts
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: PREFER_INSTEAD_OF_TO [15]
Version: 5.9-SNAPSHOT (2022-08-11 20:33:03 +0000)