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    Hi everyone,
    In the following sentence the underlined part is correct or it should be "would rather"?
    Visiting museums is interesting, but I'd sooner we went swimming.
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    Default Re: had sooner

    Quote Originally Posted by mehdihas View Post
    In the following sentence is the underlined part is correct or should it should be "would rather"?
    Visiting museums is interesting, but I'd sooner we went swimming.

    "I'd (I would) sooner" is correct BrE, as is "I'd (I would) rather".

    The 'd' is a contraction of 'had' in "I'd better", which means something different.

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