Would rather and would prefer
Please explain the usages of would rather and would prefer? Please.....3 sentences for each
would you rather look more stupid than you are or be more stupid than you look?
Come on I'll drop you. No I would rather walk.
I would prefer tea to coffee.
I would prefer having more chance/oportunities in spite of having inability in solving the problems which come on the way.
|link||answered Mar 26 '12 at 16:48 Rahul Gupta Expert|
The two words mean about the same thing. But here again we run into the regional differences in the slight difference in meaning.
Where I live, prefer tends to give a more definite or stronger feeling of preference. Rather is a little softer. You would rather have one option but if not you'll take the other.
However, in the UK, rather is much stronger and often used as an interjection to emphatically agree.
After that hard work, would you like a pint? Rather!
|link||answered Mar 26 '12 at 18:20 Patty T Grammarly Fellow|
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