60 seconds English grammar lesson “Would Rather”

Hi I am teacher Adam from California KL

Welcome to 60 seconds English grammar lesson.Today I’d like to talk about when and how to use ‘would rather’. We use would rather to state preferences followed by the base form of a verb.

For example,

she would rather see a comedy film. We would rather play basketball. We can also use the contracted form of would with subject pronouns such as I’d rather go to an Italian restaurant or he’d rather stay home tonight. We can also use would rather to a ask question about what someone may like to do. Would you rather watch an action movie or a drama?

We use had better and the base form of the verb to warn of a possible negative result. it is a stronger form of advice than should.

For example,

they had better make a reservation right away,  why, because the hotel is almost full.

Another example,

you had better not check-out late, why, because there is a late checkout fee. Now I will speak about should. We use should plus the base form of a verb to give suggestions or advice.

For example,

you should make reservations right away. Or, she shouldn’t forget her passport. While forming a question, the negative form shouldn’t is more common in questions than had better.

For example,

‘Shouldn’t we call the airline first? ‘ We’d better. There could be delays. Or, We’d better not, there’s no time.

Thank you