Would rather or had rather?

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’.

What are the better had rules?

Had better is always followed by a verb in the infinitive without ‘to’: You had better BE on time. You must or should be on time. Had better is ALWAYS formed from the auxiliary verb ‘have’ in the past simple (‘has better’ or ‘will have better’ do not exist!).

Would rather exercises?

Exercise 1

  • 1I 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. that.
  • 5I’d rather come with you. than stay.
  • 6I prefer travelling by bus. to travel.
  • 7I usually have tea, but today I’d prefer. having.
  • 8I’d prefer to read for a while.

What is the meaning of someday?

at an indefinite time in the future

Would rather than examples?

“I had rather go home than stay out too late.” “I had rather listen to my parents or get in trouble.” “I would rather exercise than sit on the couch all day.” “I would rather complete my task early.”

Would rather would sooner would prefer?

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.

When Could is used?

“Could” is a modal verb used to express possibility or past ability as well as to make suggestions and requests. “Could” is also commonly used in conditional sentences as the conditional form of “can.” Examples: Extreme rain could cause the river to flood the city.

What does it mean when someone says one day?

1 : at some time in the future One day, it’ll happen. You’ll see. People may one day be able to take vacations to the moon. 2 : on a day in the past I went to her house one day and had lunch with her.

Would you use sooner in a sentence?

If you say that you would sooner do something or you’d sooner do it, you mean that you would prefer to do it. Ford vowed that he would sooner burn his factory to the ground than build a single vehicle for war purposes. I’d sooner not talk about it. I’d sooner he didn’t know till I’ve talked to Pete.

Is it better not or had not better?

We use “had better” plus the infinitive without “to” to give advice. Although “had” is the past form of “have”, we use “had better” to give advice about the present or future.

Does should mean required?

Should is used to mean a recommendation only. The word shall is used to indicate mandatory requirements strictly to be followed in order to conform to the standard and from which no deviation is permitted (shall equals is required to).

Should I not or should not I?

In answer to the original question, the full “Should I not…?” version is indeed more formal, but the most likely reason for using it would be for emphasis — the implication being that you assume you should indeed not have done whatever it was.

What does it mean when a girl says one day?

One day just simply means when they have time to do it with you. So that one day could be a yr from now because they’re Not holding you to a specific date per se.

Would prefer or 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.

Should vs shouldn t?

Should and Shouldn’t – Use. We use should and shouldn’t to give advice or to talk about what we think is right or wrong. You should means something like I think it is a good idea for you to do it. You shouldn’t means something like I think it is a bad idea for you to do it.

Is it better to have better or had?

If you do come, I can give you a lot of suggestions and advice. For instance, everyone who visit’s the Big Apple should go to Central Park. If you’re a smoker, you had better not smoke there, because smoking is illegal in NYC parks. We use should this way when we want to give a suggestion.

Would better in a sentence?

Sentence examples for I would better from inspiring English sources. The recipe alone is so alarming that I would better to have left it alone. And I just felt, I would better be able to contribute by being in the Navy”. “The coach told me I would better suited to another sport.

What is the difference between would rather and had better?

Contracted would – I’d, he’d, she’d, we’d, you’d, they’d. -She’d rather stay with me than go out with you. Had better. We use had better when we give advice to others.

What is the difference between prefer and rather?

The easiest way to look at this is: 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.

When to and for is used?

Use FOR with the following expressions

for good permanently
for a while for a period of time
for free with no charge
for the record so that the true facts are recorded or known
for the best considering all the circumstances, it is the best thing that could have happened

What’s the difference between someday and one day?

“Someday” is less definite, “one day” implies a specific day in the future. But they can be used almost interchangeably.