View Poll Results: In 'I'd rather', what is the auxiliary verb?

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    Default I'd rather

    And how do we make it negative?

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    I'd rather not?

    :wink:

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    I couldn't agree more. BTW, Ron, do you use the 'I'd rather have done' form? It's supposed to exist in BE, but I hear it very rarely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I couldn't agree more. BTW, Ron, do you use the 'I'd rather have done' form? It's supposed to exist in BE, but I hear it very rarely.
    I don't think I have ever heard that expression, so there is a good chance I wouldn't understand it readily.

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    It sounds weird, but is supposed to be correct.

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