Results 1 to 4 of 4

    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 5
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    about had better and rather

    hello everyone
    Now i have some trouble in using 'had better' and 'would rather',please help me to use them,and would you please tell me in what case we use them?
    thank you

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Swedish
      • Home Country:
      • Sweden
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 1,044
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: about had better and rather

    hi

    You'd better (had better) get moving, unless you want to miss the train.

    Would you like some tea? No, I would rather have some coffee instead, please.

    Can you understand the meaning from the context?
    bianca


    • Join Date: May 2007
    • Posts: 5
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: about had better and rather

    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    hi

    You'd better (had better) get moving, unless you want to miss the train.

    Would you like some tea? No, I would rather have some coffee instead, please.

    Can you understand the meaning from the context?
    bianca
    perhaps 'had better' mean that something we have to do,but 'would rather' mean something we prefer to others,or those things we really want to do.but if i follow this idea,'prefer' sometimes can replace'would rather'?
    please reply
    thank you

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Swedish
      • Home Country:
      • Sweden
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 1,044
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: about had better and rather

    correct.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •