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  1. OPENED EYES's Avatar
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    #1

    Rather you than me

    Hello, Everyone

    I hope to be good

    I wanna to know when i can use this idiom (( Rather you than me ))

    cuz I didt found any precise explanation how to use it in correct place , I need

    someone to make it easy to me !!

    I ll be greatful to him in advance

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    Re: Rather you than me

    I would prefer it if you tried doing it, rather than try it myself. (That's if it is being said with 'me' as the emphatic first person subject. Otherwise:
    I would prefer it if they did it to you, rather than to me.
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    Re: Rather you than me

    Thank you very much Mr.Bobk , Im really happy by your post,, but could you give me examples,,,again many thanks

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    Re: Rather you than me

    A friend of mine is a bio-chemist. I won something (food or drink - I forget) in a raffle, and he looked suspiciously at the label, and handed it back to me saying 'Rather you than me'. He was saying that if he had won it he wouldn't want to eat or drink it.

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    Re: Rather you than me



    Now I got it,

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED

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    Re: Rather you than me

    In AmE we frequently use better you than me.
    I told a friend about a harangue that I had been subjected to by a political candidate. My friend responded, "better you than me."

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    Re: Rather you than me

    We (Br Eng) sometimes use 'better A than B' when talking about something that's happened. For example, the weather here is pretty bad now; and my son is going to Lord's to watch cricket tomorrow. When it started to rain, he said 'Better now than later'.

    But when referring to a possible future action, 'rather' is the word we use.

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