Would rather/would prefer используются, когда мы говорим о своих предпочтениях в конкретной ситуации.
Prefer используется, когда мы говорим о предпочтениях в целом.
Would rather + infinitive
|e.g. I would rather go to the exotic country.|
Would prefer + to + infinitive
|e.g. I would prefer to go to the seaside.|
|Prefer + to + infinitive prefer + gerund|
e.g. I prefer to live in the city.
I prefer living in the city.
- Would prefer = ‘d prefer
e.g. I’d prefer to have dinner in the Italian restaurant.
- Would rather = ‘d rather
e.g. I’d rather drink some coffee.
- Когда мы хотим, чтобы кто-то сделал что-то, то мы используем конструкцию would rather somebody did something.
e.g. I’d rather you washed the dishes.
Choose the correct word.
1) I’d rather travel/to travel by car than by plane.
2) I’d rather/I rather him cleaned everything.
3) She prefers drinking/to drinking cold tea.
4) What would you prefer do/to do when you retire?
5) Jim would rather stay/to stay at home and watch TV.
6) You know, I’d prefer not go/not to go/not going.
7) I prefer not to watch/to not watch films like this.
Answers: 1.travel, 2.I’d rather, 3.drinking, 4.to do, 5.stay, 6.not to go, 7.not to watch
Complete with the verb in the correct form.
1) I’d rather you….(not listen) to that music. It’s awful.
2) He wants to go to France whereas his wife would prefer….(go) to Bali.
3) I prefer …. (clean) the house to …..
4) Adam would prefer …. (spend) more time with Jessica.
5) I would rather ….(stay) at home and sleep some more.
6) She would prefer ….(eat) Japanese food.
7) We would rather you …(sing) a song for us.
Answers:1.didn’t listen, 2.to go, 3.cleaning, cooking, 4.to spend, 5.stay, 6.to eat, 7.sang
Put the words in the correct order.
1) Make the I’d decorations rather
2) You it I’d forgot rather about
3) Giving to she presents friends her prefers
4) Rather out evening not I’d go this
5) Prefer an Liz become would to engineer
6) Do what you to tonight would prefer
7) Gym rather go the tomorrow I’d to
Answers: 1. I’d rather make the decorations. 2. I’d rather you forgot about it. 3. She prefers giving presents to her friends. 4. I’d rather not go out this evening. 5. Liz would prefer to become an engineer. 6. What would you prefer to do tonight? 7. I’d rather go to the gym tomorrow.