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would rather (=would prefer to)



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would rather (=would prefer to) expresses preference.

When the subject of would rather is also the subject of the following verb, we use the following constructions:



  1. would rather + present bare infinitive

(present/future)

e.g. I’d rather do my shopping tomorrow.

  1. would rather + perfect bare infinitive (past)

e.g. I’d rather not have gone to the dinner party last night.

  1. would rather + bare infinitive + than (+bare infinitive)

e.g. I’d rather watch a comedy than (watch) a thriller.

When the subject of would rather is different from the subject of the following verb, we use the following constructions:



  1. would rather + past tense (present/future)

e.g. I’d rather Kate stayed with us tonight.



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