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I am confused with the following structures, that, which is formal
sub + had better + verb + ext or, sub + would rather + verb + ext as for example:You had better stay here or, You would rather stay here.
I had better go now or, I would rather go now.
It's not a question of formality, but of meaning.
I had better go = it is advisable for me to go; it would be better if I went.
I would rather go = I prefer to go.