preferably : Common Errors in English

About preferably

Although some US dictionaries now recognize the pronunciation of “preferably” with the first two syllables pronounced just like “prefer”—first “E” long and the stress on the second syllable—the standard pronunciation is “PREFFerublee,” with the first syllable stressed, just like in “preference.” The alternative pronunciation sounds awkward to some people.

preferably Meaning(s)

  • (r) more readily or willingly

preferably in News

  1. Dog Fighting: Broward County Proposes Local Law to Stop “Trunking”

    A barbaric trend in dog fighting, called “trunking,” which was revealed in a May 2013 article by the Florida Sun Sentinel and a Local 10 News video, immediately convinced Broward County legislators to take action to address it. Trunking is the term used for placing two or more dogs, usually Pit Bulls, in the trunk of a car—preferably an older model, heavy-duty vehicle with a tough metal body—and ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Opposing Views

  2. Illinois in talks to revive Missouri rivalry

    Could the Missouri-Illinois football rivalry be back on? Nothing is finalized. But according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Stu Durando, initial talks have taken place about staging the border series for the first time since 2010. The St. Louis Sports Commission is angling to hook the teams up, preferably in the Edward Jones Dome, where they played from 2002-03 and again from 2007-10. "It ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

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