- Where do we use rather than?
- How would you use rather in a sentence?
- Would rather and would sooner?
- Would rather or prefer grammar?
- Should better VS had better?
- Had better would rather grammar?
- Would rather have meaning?
- What is the difference between rather than and instead of?
- What are the better grammar rules?
- Will Rather or would rather?
- What is had better in grammar?
- Is it better you’d or better?
- Would rather have done grammar?
- Would rather than examples?
- What does rather than mean?
Where do we use rather than?
Rather than usually occurs between two things which are being compared.
However, we can also use it at the beginning of a sentence.
When we use rather than with a verb, we use the base form or (less commonly) the -ing form of a verb: Rather than pay the taxi fare, he walked home..
How would you use rather in a sentence?
To express a past preference, use the present perfect tense. Would rather with a different subject: Example: I’d rather you went for dinner. ( where I prefer you going for dinner) Use a simple past tense when you prefer that someone else does something Example: She’d rather you didn’t phone her after 10 pm.
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.
Would rather or prefer grammar?
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 better VS had better?
He should be here soon. The past tense of should is should have + past participle. Had better is similar, but it’s used for more urgent advice with bad consequences if you don’t follow it (eg. You had better quit smoking or you’ll die).
Had better would rather grammar?
Simple Rules. As we can draw from the examples, – “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”.
Would rather have meaning?
phrase. 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.
What is the difference between rather than and instead of?
When the main clause has a to – infinitive, rather than is usually followed by an infinitive without to or -ing form. e.g. – I decided to write rather than phone/phoning. Instead of suggests that one person, thing or action replaces another.
What are the better grammar 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!).
Will Rather or would rather?
It’s not a difference in nuance; it’s a difference in very basic grammar. “will rather” is wrong; “would rather” is correct. The idiom is “would rather”. You can’t change the words in idioms.
What is had better in grammar?
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.
Is it better you’d or better?
1 Answer. “You have better” is not English. “You had better” is normal English, meaning “you ought to”; it is usually reduced in speech to “You’d better”. “You better” is a common colloquial form of “You’d better”: many people regard it as “wrong”, and would not accept it in writing.
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!)
Would rather than examples?
I would rather they didn’t stay here. you would rather they didn’t stay here. he/she/it would rather they didn’t stay here. we would rather they didn’t stay here.
What does rather than mean?
phrase. You use rather than when you are contrasting two things or situations. Rather than introduces the thing or situation that is not true or that you do not want. The problem was psychological rather than physiological. See full dictionary entry for rather.