Would rather usage examples?
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.
Would rather and would prefer English 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.
How do you use rather in grammar?
We use rather as a degree adverb (rather cold, rather nice). We also use it to express alternatives and preferences (green rather than blue, coffee rather than tea, slowly rather than quickly).
Would rather and would prefer exercises with answers?
- 1 I prefer brown sugar. than.
- 2 I don’t want to go out. I’d rather.
- 3 I like trekking in the mountains, but I prefer. lie.
- 4 I’d rather go in December. that.
- 5 I’d rather come with you. to stay.
- 6 I prefer travelling by bus. to travel.
- 7 I usually have tea, but today I’d prefer. have.
- 8 I’d prefer to read for a while.
Can I start sentence with rather?
A sentence can be started with “rather” by inserting a comma after the word if you are contrasting the sentence before it. You can also begin a sentence with “rather” by using the phrase “rather than” when contrasting two different clauses. You can also use “rather” to introduce two clauses at once.
How do you use a rather after a comma?
In American English, the only time you will use rather after a comma is when you use it as a parenthetical interrupter. You can use commas around “rather” to add emphasis or serve as a conjunctive adverb, as in these examples: I didn’t want to discourage you but, rather, to inspire you.
How do you use would rather as a noun?
We use would rather/sooner + infinitive (without to) to talk about preference. We can use it with than (+noun/infinitive) in affirmative sentences or with or in questions. I’d rather/sooner have tea, please. I’d rather/sooner have tea than drink that coffee.
Would rather sooner grammar?
Would rather/sooner has a meaning similar to would prefer and can be followed by a bare infinitive or by a clause with the past subjunctive or the past perfect subjunctive. There is no difference in meaning between would rather and would sooner , but would rather is more common.
What is the difference between Rather and prefer?
rather is followed by a verb – Example – I rather go to the mall. prefer is followed by an infinitive – Example – I prefer to go to the mall.
Would prefer or would rather?
Would rather is followed by the infinitive without to. Would prefer is followed by to + infinitive or a noun. I’d rather have fruit juice. I’d prefer to have fruit juice.
Do I use a comma before rather?
1.1 ‘Rather’ at the beginning of a sentence In such a situation, “rather” functions as a conjunctive adverb and should be followed by a comma. Alex and Mary could have chosen an Italian restaurant. Rather, they decided to go to a brasserie.
Do I need a comma after Rather?
Does comma come before rather?
The only time you can use “rather” after a comma is when using it in parenthetical punctuation in the middle of a sentence as a parenthetical interrupter. As an adverb, “rather” usually doesn’t require a comma unless it is part of a dependent clause, in which case it follows the same rules as subordinate clauses.
Would rather would sooner grammar?
Would rather would sooner examples?
I’d rather you didn’t smoke in here. (I’d prefer you not to smoke in here.) Tim would sooner I returned his camera. (Tim would like me to return his camera.)
Would rather Meaning?
Definition of would rather —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.