Which of the following sentences are correct regarding to know the preference about car.

What is your preference to car?


What is your preference on car?

Please let me know the meaning of both sentences.

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    Neither of your prepositions work at all, but idiomatically the construction is relatively unlikely even with a valid preposition (for, among, between,...). Most people would probably ask What car do you prefer? (or more formally, What is your preferred car?). – FumbleFingers Feb 15 at 14:07

Neither of them is correct. The appropriate preposition here would be for or among or between.

What is your preference for cars?
What is your preference among cars?
What is your preference between cars?

Note that I have made car plural here. I would have to say none of these sounds very natural to me and I would probably change the whole sentence

Which cars do you prefer?

  • What is your preference for cars [over trains]? It doesn't make sense to me without the comparison... – Andrew Tobilko Feb 15 at 13:22
  • As I said none of them is ideal and for is perhaps the worst of the options. – mdewey Feb 15 at 14:58
  • I've seen a sentence What's the difference between men's and women's preference on cars? Actually I want to know its meaning. – Meet Pandya Feb 15 at 16:16
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    The sentence you have seen is not correct I am afraid. – mdewey Feb 15 at 16:24

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