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Use I'D RATHER to Build English Sentences

Uses of "I'd rather" in English

The word "I'd" is an abbreviation of "I had" or "I would". When you use them with the word "rather" you are implying that you would like to do this or would prefer one thing over another.


1. I had rather

Here are examples of using"I had rather" to build English sentences:

  • Before visiting the remote north, I'd rather expected the folk there to be rough, uncouth, possibly even hostile.
  • I'd rather an odd experience the other day.
  • I'd rather be a dog, and bay the moon, than such.
  • I'd rather be a dog, and bay the moon, then such a Roman.
  • I'd rather be a doorkeeper house ofGod, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
  • I'd rather go home than stay out too late.
  • I'd rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad. William Shakespeare
  • I'd rather listen to my parents or get in trouble.
  • I'd rather my sister would not come up so soon as May would be much pleasanter time than April.
  • I'd rather put some colour into my children's faces than put money into the bank.
  • I'd rather undertake some purposeful labour than stay idle.
  • I still had five, and I'd rather expected something of the kind might happen.
  • I'd rather be a dog, and bay the moon, than such a Roman.

2. I would rather

Here are "I would rather" examples:

  • Although of course I'd rather have a Pissarro.
  • I'd rather be more flexible.
  • I'd rather complete my task early.
  • I'd rather die than retreat.
  • I'd rather exercise than sit on the couch all day.
  • I'd rather go out tonight, if you don't mind.
  • I'd rather have boxed than ate breakfast.
  • I'd rather have skipped the cat, but Tom insisted on holding it.
  • I'd rather invest time in Rebecca than in the kitchen.
  • I'd rather know the answer.
  • I'd rather Lionel took it on.
  • I'd rather pay for a meal than watch nine friends pick over and split a bill.
  • I'd rather pay the individuals than let the money go to the State by default.
  • I'd rather starve than work for somebody else.
  • I'd rather stay home tonight.
  • I'd rather taste ash on my tongue than blood in my mouth.
  • I'd rather travel by train than by plane.
  • If he were mine, I'd rather sell my soul.
  • There is no other job I'd rather do.

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