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    Rather not.

    Hello, is rather not a correct idiom in this context?
    I think it is bad, then, what would you use?
    Thank you.


    - Do you want me to talk to her?
    - Rather not.

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    Re: Rather not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    Hello, is rather not a correct idiom in this context?
    I think it is bad, then, what would you use?
    Thank you.


    - Do you want me to talk to her?
    - Rather not.
    Its seems alright..
    - Do you want me to talk to her?
    - I would rather not

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    #3

    Exclamation Re: Rather not.

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Its seems alright..
    - Do you want me to talk to her?
    - I would rather not
    In the sentence I would rather not talk to her, would rather is the idiom.

    had rather/would rather are both used as idioms; meaning: to prefer that or to prefer to:
    I had rather you donít help me with this dirty job. = I prefer that you domít help me..
    We would rather go for dinner after the show. = We prefer to go for dinnerÖ

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