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    #1

    I was elated after reading your letter, but I would rather see you.

    I was elated after reading your letter, but I would rather see you.

    Can you consider this as a correct sentence and why?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I was elated after reading your letter, but I would rather see you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    I was elated after reading your letter, but I would rather see you.

    Can you consider this as a correct sentence and why?

    Thanks in advance.
    Yes, it's fine.

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    #3

    Re: I was elated after reading your letter, but I would rather see you.

    But "elated" is a positive adjective, so why use "would rather".

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    Re: I was elated after reading your letter, but I would rather see you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    But "elated" is a positive adjective, so why use "would rather".
    The speaker is saying that he was elated after reading the letter, but it would be even better to see the person.

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