Quick Answer: What Is The Difference Between Prefer And Rather?

What is another word for prefer?

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What is meaning of prefer?

to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken. Law. to give priority, as to one creditor over another. to put forward or present (a statement, suit, charge, etc.) for consideration or sanction.

How would you use would rather and 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 VS 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.

How do you use had better in a sentence?

I had better (‘it would be a good idea if I’, ‘it would be better for me to’) is used as a modal auxiliary verb: I had (or I’d) better sleep now. It would be a good idea for me to sleep now.

Should ought to and had better?

Should and ought to have the same meaning, although ought to is much more formal and is not commonly used in spoken English. Supposed to refers to what other people think is right, while should expresses what you think is right. Had better expresses the idea that something bad will happen if you don’t do what I say.

What do you use with prefer?

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.

Can we use than with prefer?

I prefer coffee more than tea. He prefers stronger drinks to weaker ones. The correct answer is- We use prefer “to” when the comparison is between: Noun to Noun Example- I prefer tea to coffee.

Would rather would prefer prefer exercises?

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How do you use would you rather?

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.

Would rather than examples?

“I’d rather handle the problem myself.” “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.”