- Would rather than grammar?
- Would rather would prefer examples?
- What is the meaning of I would rather?
- Can a sentence start with rather?
- Where do we use rather than?
- Would rather than in a sentence?
- Would rather or had better?
- Would prefer in a sentence?
- What is the difference between prefer and rather?
- Would prefer vs prefer?
- What comes after rather than?
- How do you use rather than instead of?
Would rather than grammar?
Note that would rather is followed by a bare infinitive without to, whereas prefer requires to + infinitive.
Would rather (but not would prefer to) is also followed by a past tense when we want to involve other people in the action, even though it has a present or future meaning..
Would rather would prefer examples?
We went to the theatre yesterday. Today I would rather go to the cinema. We went to the theatre yesterday. Today I would prefer to go to the cinema.
What is the meaning of I would rather?
—used to indicate what one wants or prefers to do, have, etc. She would rather drive than take the train.
Can a sentence start with rather?
Rather than usually occurs between two things which are being compared. However, we can also use it at the beginning of a sentence. When we use rather than with a verb, we use the base form or (less commonly) the -ing form of a verb: Rather than pay the taxi fare, he walked home.
Where do we use rather than?
Typically, the base forms of the verbs are used (often with to omitted before the verb following rather than). For exercise, I walk rather than run. He decided to call rather than text. Rather than repair the car, I prefer to buy a new one.
Would rather than in a sentence?
he/she/it would rather they didn’t stay here. we would rather they didn’t stay here. you would rather they didn’t stay here.
Would rather or had better?
– “Would rather” and “had better” are followed by a bare infinitive (=without to). – When we want to use the negative form, we place “not” right before the bare infinitive, NOT after “had”. – For questions, we simply invert “would” or “had” and the subject, and leave the rest the same.
Would prefer in a sentence?
Preference. (Would rather & Prefer) They would prefer you to start tomorrow. I prefer to have finished it yesterday. I prefer him not to go alone. They would prefer me not to live in London.
What is 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 prefer vs prefer?
Both “prefer” & “would prefer” express the preference. This site said “You can use ‘prefer to (do)’ or ‘prefer -ing’ to say what you prefer in general” & “We use ‘would prefer’ to say what somebody wants in a particular situation (not in general)”.
What comes after rather than?
“Rather than” can be followed by a gerund or a bare infinitive. (There are exceptions when it the two verbs it connects follow another verb that is the main verb of the sentence, but I’ll ignore that case for this answer).
How do you use rather than instead of?
When the main clause has a to – infinitive, rather than is usually followed by an infinitive without to or -ing form. e.g – I decided to write rather than phone/phoning. Instead of – suggests that one person, thing or action replaces another. Instead is not used alone as a preposition; we use the two words instead of.