How do you use rather and prefer?
The structure of these sentences are the same except for one small difference: rather is followed by a base verb and prefer is followed by an infinitive. I would rather live in a warm country. I would rather go to a different restaurant.
What is difference between Rather and prefer?
The difference between “would rather” and “would prefer” is that whereas “would rather” is an incomplete verb, “would prefer” is a complete verb. Of course, the tense in question here is the “conditional tense.” Note that the conditional tense is a “verbal phrase” consisting of two “pieces” of verbs.
Would rather would prefer 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.
What is the difference between prefer and would prefer?
Both “prefer” & “would prefer” express the preference. This site said “You can use ‘prefer to (do)’ or ‘prefer -ing’ to say what you prefer in general” & “We use ‘would prefer’ to say what somebody wants in a particular situation (not in general)”.
Do you prefer or would you prefer?
As far as I know , we use “prefer” to express our preferences in general and we use “would prefer” in special occasions.
Would rather than example?
Would rather is used to show preference for one thing over another, for example: I would rather eat fish tonight. You could also say I would prefer to eat fish tonight. The structure uses the verb in the infinitive without ‘to’.
Would you rather in a sentence?
I would rather cook than wash the dishes. He’d rather visit London than Paris. We’d rather not go to the cinema tonight. We’d rather stay at home tonight.
What does I would rather mean?
—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.
Would rather than sentence examples?
Would rather would sooner?
We use the phrases would sooner and would just as soon when we say that we prefer one thing to another thing. They mean approximately the same as would rather: I don’t really want to go back to France again this year. I’d sooner go to Spain.
Would you prefer means?
If you prefer someone or something, you like that person or thing better than another, and so you are more likely to choose them if there is a choice.
What would you prefer meaning?
verb [no cont] If you prefer someone or something, you like that person or thing better than another, and so you are more likely to choose them if there is a choice.