Intentions and wishes
1- going to, planning to
I'm going to buy a new car.
I'm planning to buy a new car.
I'm not going to buy a new car.
I'm not planning to buy a new car.
Am I going to buy a new car?
Am I planning to buy a new car?
You/we/they+ are going to buy a new car.
You/we/they+ are planning to buy a new car.
You/we/they+ are not going to buy a new car.
You/we/they+ are not planning to buy a new car.
Are/you/we/the+ going to buy a new car?
Are/you/we/the+ planning to buy a new car?
Are you going to buy a new car?(Example)
He/she+ is going to buy a new car.
He/she+ is not going to buy a new car.
He/she+ is not planning to buy a new car.
Is+ she/he going to buy a new car?
Is+ she/he planning to buy a new car?
A- We use "going to" to talk about what we intend to do in the future. It can be the near future or the more distant future.
I'm going to be a famous actor.
Are you going to see him again?
B- We normally use "planning to" when we have thought carefuly about the plan and decided how to do it.
What are you planning to say at the meeting?
I'm planning to leave this company next year.
Where is my students?
Was it difficult?
Ronbee and Veron1
Good my students. blouen is absent. I'll take from his marks.
2- would like to, would rather
I/You/He/She/We/They+ would like to stay at home.
I/You/He/She/We/They+ would rather stay at home.
Would I/You/He/She/We/They like to stay at home.
Would I/You/He/She/We/They rather stay at home.
I/You/He/She/We/They+ would not like to stay at home.
I/You/He/She/We/They+ would rather not stay at home.
A- We use ''would like to'' to say what we want to do.
I'd like to travel round the world one day.
It's less direct than ''want to'' and we often use it to be polite, especially in questions.
Would you like to see the menu?
B- We use ''would rather'' to say we prefer one thing to another thing. After this form, we always use the infinitive without to.
I'd rather go on a walking holiday.Beach holidays are boring.
Would you rather sit inside or on the terrace.
We don't usually use would rather in negative sentence:
I would rather go on a walking holiday.(right)
I would not rather go on a beach holiday.(wrong)
Oh teacher Fleur, I´m sorry if I´m late. I went to the hospital yesterday to look after my sister´s son. He was sick of dengue, and is not out of the woods yet but he´s pulling through. I´ll just write as excuse letter teacher.;-)
Could you give us more examples teacher. I´d would rather love to see your own sentences teacher and not those from the book. Thanks teacher!:-D
Sorry, You had to abide a rules. I'll take just one mark. Then if you do it again I'll take five marks OK?:lol:
But I really sorry I love make a writing. It's my emotion.;-)
I'll put a lot of lessons.
Like is a verb, but rather is not. so you can't say They rather stay at home. Perhaps you meant "Would they like to stay at home?" and "Would they rather stay at home?"
How about:I would rather not go on a beach holiday.I would rather not = that is not my preference