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I've only seen "like better" with the object in between but is it correct to use the object after?

In other words:

I like this one better.

or

I like better this one.

Is only the first one proper/correct?

  • Other than something like "Which do you like better: the red one or the blue one?" where have you seen "like better" used in this way? It's not natural English. – Andrew Sep 19 '17 at 19:34
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    @Andrew - I think the question says that the OP hasn't seen this version, but simply wants to know if it can be used. – J.R. Sep 19 '17 at 19:36
  • In a textbook. "I like this one better. I like the blue one better." I wonder if I can upload a picture here. – Judy Sep 19 '17 at 19:36
  • @ J.R. Yes, I haven't seen "I like better this one." – Judy Sep 19 '17 at 19:37
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Your second sentence is not natural English. Ordinarily the only place you would see "like better" is in a question such as:

Which do you like better? The red one or the blue one.

Answer:

I like the red one better.

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