Would rather you go to the store or went to the store

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I have a remained question about those structures. Do they have an exactly same meaning? 

When do you use ''would rather someone present tense and would someone past tense? Please answer my question! 

 

Thank you very much!

DD

edited Jun 25 '13 at 15:58 ducdang123 Contributor

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"Would you went to the store?" is incorrect.

 

"Would you go to the store?" can mean two things. More commonly, it's a way of asking someone to go to the store. ("Would you go to the store for me, please?") It can also be a way to ask someone if they're likely to go to the store. ("Would you go to the store if it were raining out?")

 

If you want to ask someone if they were likely to go to the store in the past, you could ask, "Would you have gone to the store?"

link answered Jun 25 '13 at 15:35 Actually Holly Expert

I inevitably mislead the question that it should be would rather you go to the store or went to the store.

ducdang123Jun 25 '13 at 15:58

misled

ducdang123Jun 25 '13 at 15:59

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