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    Default Re: Can "rather" be used as verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    However, I have met (and strongly disliked) 'rather' as standing for 'prefer': 'Of the two, I rathered the first one' This usage was strongly disapproved of at my primary school - but it must have been there for the teachers to disapprove of it.
    I disapprove of it -strongly. That should suffice.

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    Default Re: Can "rather" be used as verb?

    I've never heard such a dastardly abuse of our language... but in Canada, I used to date a girl who often said "I don't prefer that" without any comparison at all. I still liked her for other reasons. Very important reasons. But that usage was rather annoying to me.

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    Default Re: Can "rather" be used as verb?

    okay... so the use of rather as a verb is wrong eh???

    Thanks guys...

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    Default Re: Can "rather" be used as verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm still learning View Post
    okay... so the use of rather as a verb is wrong eh???
    You got the message.

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