Quick Answer: Would Prefer Would Rather Exercises?

What are examples of preferences?

Preference is liking one thing or one person better than others.

An example of preference is when you like peas better than carrots.

The selection of one thing or person over others..

How do you use had 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.

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.

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.

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.

How do you use rather?

Rather sentence examplesNo, if one of us has to get snowed in up here, I’d rather it was me. … Thanks, but I’d rather go alone. … I ignored her question rather than lie. … Maybe he’d rather listen than talk. … It’s a subject I’d rather not discuss. … But if you’d rather take them off, go ahead. … Sometimes I think you’d rather eat me than talk to me.More items…

Would rather to express preferences?

Specific Preferences 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.

Would rather 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’.

Would prefer meaning?

We can use a prepositional phrase with to when we compare two things or actions: I prefer tea to coffee. We prefer going by ferry to flying. 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 rather definition and example?

—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 had better example?

It would be a good idea for me to sleep now. You’d better discuss this issue with Bruno. You should discuss this issue with Bruno. We’d better leave before the police come.

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 have done grammar?

The normal form for ‘would rather’ in the past is ‘would rather have’ + the past participle. In this case, ‘would rather have’ is like a modal; after that comes the past participle of the lexical verb. Google, by the way, shows 82,900,000 examples of ‘would rather have done,’ but only (only!)

What does but rather mean?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English not … but rather … INSTEAD. used to say that one thing is not true but a different thing is true The problem is not their lack of funding, but rather their lack of planning.

Would rather or would prefer?

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 use in English?

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.