Would Rather Or Prefer Grammar?

Would have done grammar?

Could have, would have, and should have are sometimes called “modals of lost opportunities.” They work like a grammatical time machine.

To form these past modals, use could, would, or should followed by have, followed by a past participle verb.

Use have for all pronouns; never use has or had to form a past modal..

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 does rather than mean?

used for saying that one thing is preferred to another or happens instead of another. Doug chose to quit rather than admit that he’d made a mistake.

Would prefer or would rather?

Would prefer is followed by to + infinitive. I would rather go to a different restaurant. She would prefer to meet on Monday. We use a past tense after would rather when we speak about the actions of other people, even though that action may be in the present or future.

Would rather in a sentence?

I would rather stay home than go out tonight. She’d rather play tennis than sit here. They’d rather drink tea than cola. I would rather go by car.

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.

Would rather Meaning?

—used to indicate what one wants or prefers to do, have, etc. She would rather drive than take the train.

Would better or had better?

You are correct: “had better” is a strong suggestion, as in, “You’d better speak more softly.” To express that idea in a gentler way, you could say: You might speak more softly. You could speak more softly.

What would Grammar?

It’s often a kind of past tense version of ‘will’. Remember that both ‘had’ and ‘would’ can be shorted to ‘d. But only ‘would’ is followed by an infinitive without ‘to’. ‘Had’ is followed by a past participle or by ‘to + infinitive’.

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.

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.

Would rather would prefer prefer exercises?

Exercise 11I prefer brown sugar. that. … 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. to. … 5I’d rather come with you. than stay. … 6I prefer travelling by bus. to travel. … 7I usually have tea, but today I’d prefer. to have. … 8I’d prefer to read for a while.More items…

Would rather advanced grammar?

To say that one person would prefer another person to do something, ‘would rather’ is generally followed by a past tense. Don’t come on Monday. I’d rather you came on Tuesday. To express regret about something that has already happened, ‘would rather’ is followed by the past perfect.