Correct spelling, explanation: this form is the correct one, because all previous forms (Old French preferer, Latin praeferre and later 14th century preferren) were written with just one f. There is no grammatical or pronunciation reason to double the f in prefer. Therefore
preffer is a misspelling, and prefer is the correct form.
Definition of prefer:
verb, to favour, to choose sth over sth else
I prefer cake to ice-cream.
Do you prefer a view at the sea or the forest?
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
preffer is an incorrect spelling, because there is no need to double consonant f in prefer. Origins show that double f has never been there (for example in Old French preferer), so prefer is the correct form.
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