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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-I would rather stay home yesterday.
    2-I would rather have stayed home yesterday.
    3-I would have rather stayed home yesterday.


    In which case:
    a-I wish that I had stayed home yesterday but I did not.
    in which:
    b-I wanted to stay home yesterday.
    and in which:
    c-I wanted to stay home yesterday, but I did not.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:
    1-I would rather stay home yesterday.
    2-I would rather have stayed home yesterday.
    3-I would have rather stayed home yesterday.


    In which case:
    a-I wish that I had stayed home yesterday but I did not.
    in which:
    b-I wanted to stay home yesterday.
    and in which:
    c-I wanted to stay home yesterday, but I did not.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    2 and 3 have the same meaning, #2 is better. #1 is wrong.

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    Thanks a lot Bhaisahab.

    And "2" and "3" both mean "c", right?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thanks a lot Bhaisahab.

    And "2" and "3" both mean "c", right?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    Yes.

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