Would rather to grammar
I would rather (‘I prefer’, ‘I would prefer’) is used as a modal auxiliary verb.
It is followed by the infinitive (without ‘to’) when its subject is the same as the subject of the next verb.
This happens when we talk about what we would prefer to do.
I would rather (or I’d rather) stay with you..
What does I’d mean in texting
: I would : I had : I should.
Had better prefer would rather
Prefer; In contrast to ‘would rather’ prefers refer to general preference, not current ones. Prefer is followed by a verb in the -ing form and ‘to’.
Would rather and would prefer English grammar
Today I would rather go to the cinema. … I’d prefer to go to the cinema. Would rather is followed by the infinitive without to. Would prefer is followed by to + infinitive or a noun.
What the difference between prefer and rather
They have much the same sense but there is an important structural difference: rather is an adverb and prefer is a verb. This means that what follows differs: Rather must be followed by a bare infinitive verb when indicating something specific. The exception is its use as a response, specifically: I would rather not.
Would rather be meaning
—used to indicate what one wants or prefers to do, have, etc. She would rather drive than take the train. I would rather you didn’t tell them.
What is difference between would and had
from the context of a sentence, try looking at the verb form that follows it: would is followed by the bare infinitive (infinitive without to) would can also be followed by the perfect infinitive (have + past participle) had is followed by a past participle.
Would prefer would rather exercises
Exercise 11I prefer brown sugar. to. … 2I don’t want to go out. I’d rather. … 3I like trekking in the mountains, but I prefer. lying. … 4I’d rather go in December. that. … 5I’d rather come with you. than staying. … 6I prefer travelling by bus. rather than travel. … 7I usually have tea, but today I’d prefer. … 8I’d prefer to read for a while.More items…
What is had better example
Example sentences — We had better buy travel insurance this time. — Thank you but I’d better not have another glass of wine because I’m driving. — We’d better get going—it looks like a storm is coming soon. — My doctor said I had better use less salt in my food because I’ve got pre-hypertension.
Which expressions can you use to talk about preference
A specific preference is something you like or want more at a given point in time, either right now or in the future. We use the expressions “would prefer” and “would rather” to talk about such things. These phrases have the same meaning.
Is ‘i’d past tense
Preferences using “I’d rather” and “It’s time” I’d rather and it’s time are also followed by the unreal past. The verb is in the past tense, but the situation is in the present. When we want to talk about a course of action we would prefer someone else to take, we use I’d rather + past tense.
Had been VS would have been
The correct way to say this is with the past perfect in the “if” clause, and the conditional perfect in the “then” clause: Correct: If I had known that you were going to the movies, [then] I would have gone too. … Incorrect: If I would have known that you were going to the movies, I would have gone too.
How do you use I would rather
However, when we are talking about specifics, would rather is used as an alternative to would prefer to followed by an infinitive. Would rather is very common in spoken English and is often abbreviated to ‘d rather. It is used in this form with all personal pronouns: I’d / you’d / he’d / she’d / we’d / they’d rather…
Would or had rather
they are both the same in meaning – when you prefer to have or do one thing more than another. Although, ‘had rather’ is more archaic and not as commonly used as ‘would rather’.
How do you use had better in a sentence
When the advice is strong, use had better with or to show the negative result of not following your advice. You’d better take an umbrella or you will get wet. He’d better remember to wear a neck-tie or they won’t let him in the restaurant. I think I had better take them or they will get lost.
Would prefer in a sentence
We use would prefer or ‘d prefer, followed by a to-infinitive or a noun, to talk about present and future preferences: I’d prefer to go by myself. Would you prefer a quieter restaurant? She’d prefer not to drive at night.
Would rather in a sentence
I’d rather stay at home than go out tonight. I’d rather you stayed at home tonight. I’d rather not go out tonight.
Can we use had with should
Had is the past tense of have and has, however, we don’t use ‘should has’ even for ‘she’. For example, she would have… (NOT she would has). Thus, always use ‘should have’.
What is the use of had rather
Would prefer. For example, I had rather you let me do the driving, or He’d sooner switch than fight. This idiom today is often replaced by would rather.
Had Better Vs would better
We use had better to refer to the present or the future, to talk about actions we think people should do or which are desirable in a specific situation. The verb form is always had, not have. We normally shorten it to ‘d better in informal situations.
Should and had better examples
The past tense of should is should have + past participle. Had better is similar, but it’s used for more urgent advice with bad consequences if you don’t follow it (eg. You had better quit smoking or you’ll die).