Quick Answer: Would Rather And Would Prefer English Grammar?

What is the difference between prefer and would rather?

Prefer and would rather can be used interchangeably.

As you indicate, Omar, when we are talking about general preferences, prefer is followed by verb-ing, thus: I prefer listening to music to watching TV.

I’d rather listen to music than watch TV..

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 rather prefer meaning?

If you say that you would rather do something or you’ d rather do it, you mean that you would prefer to do it. If you say that you would rather not do something, you mean that you do not want to do it. If it’s all the same to you, I’d rather work at home.

Would rather and 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 rather use 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.

How do you use prefer in a sentence?

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 you prefer a quieter restaurant?She’d prefer not to drive at night.I’d prefer to go skiing this year rather than go on a beach holiday.

Would rather would prefer prefer exercises?

Exercise 11I prefer brown sugar. than. … 2I don’t want to go out. I’d rather. … 3I like trekking in the mountains, but I prefer. to lying. … 4I’d rather go in December. than. … 5I’d rather come with you. than staying. … 6I prefer travelling by bus. to travelling. … 7I usually have tea, but today I’d prefer. … 8I’d prefer to read for a while.More items…

Would rather in English 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. I would rather (or I’d rather) stay with you.

How do you use rather than?

We use rather than to give more importance to one thing when two alternatives or preferences are being compared: He wanted to be an actor rather than a comedian.

Would rather and would sooner?

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.

How do you use would rather and 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.