Incorrect spelling, explanation:
prefered is the incorrect form of a word preferred. Preferred is an adjective, but also a past participle from a verb prefer. To achieve the correct spelling, we have to apply the rule according to which a verb that ends with a vowel and a consonant and has an accent on the last syllable has to have the last consonant doubled before adding the suffix -ed. Therefore, prefered is a misspelling and the correct form is preferred.
Correct spelling, explanation: preferred is the correct form of this word. Preferred can be an adjective or a past participle from a verb prefer. For the correct spelling in both cases, we have to double the consonant r before adding the suffix -ed, because prefer is a verb ending with a vowel and a consonant with the accent on the last syllable. This is the reason why
prefered is not correct, because it has a spelling mistake. The only correct version is preferred.
Definition of preferred:
adjective: wanted more than something else, liked, favourite;
My preferred way of traveling is flying.
verb: past participle from prefer;
– to like or want something rather than something else;
He always preferred chubby blondes more than other girls’ types.
– to accuse someone officially;
The police preferred charges against my husband after he robbed a bank.
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