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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    preference

    "I would rather stay home better than going for picnic"
    is the structure of the sentence correct? may I know the reason?
    thanks

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    #2

    Re: preference

    Quote Originally Posted by vhie View Post
    "I would rather stay home better than going for picnic"
    'Would rather' is followed by a bare infinitive; 'better' has no place in this expression.

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    #3

    Re: preference

    "I would rather stay home than go for a picnic."


    Rover

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