Based on Cambridge site, it is obviously more common to use "prefer + to" or "prefer + rather than"

I prefer football rather than computer games.

I prefer tea to coffee

I have a habit to use "prefer" + "over", and I wonder whether it is grammatically wrong or unnatural:

I prefer tea over coffee


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You can use them both. However "prefer" + "over" is fairly new usage compared to "prefer" + "to". I suggest you to check the following website which gives in-depth information about your question:


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