Contraction: I would = I’d
Negative form: would rather + not
– Notice that the simple form of. a verb
follows both would rather and than.
– if the verb is the same, it does not have to be
repeated after than.
(1) I would rather become an engineer
than an architect.
(2) I’d rather study English than (study)
– would rather have + past participle
(3) The dish was okay, but I would rather
have eaten my mother’s apple pie.
– would rather + be + ing
(4) I’d rather be playing football than (be)
staying at home right now.
Would rather is used to express personal preference.
This expression is used to show a tendency
doing or liking something.
Answer these questions using I’d rather and the words
in the brackets.
Example: Shall we walk? (go by car) I’d rather go by car.
1. Shall we play tennis? (go for swim)
2. Shall we watch television? (read a book)
3. Shall we go to a restaurant? (eat at home)
4. Shall we leave now? (wait for a minute)
5. Shall we cook the dinner later? (now)
Make sentences using I’d rather … than ….
Example: (walk/go by car)
I’d rather walk than go by car.
1. (go fishing/ play football)
2. (stay at home/go to cinema)
3. (be a professor/be a millionaire)
4. (go by bus/go by train)
5. (live in the country/live in a city)
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