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    rather/would rather

    I ask her why she hasn't remarried and she shakes her hands vigorously, "Oh no! That's not for me. I rather enjoy my freedom and independence."

    Shouldn't it be 'would rather enjoy' instead of the words in bold?

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    Re: rather/would rather

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I ask her why she hasn't remarried and she shakes her hands vigorously, "Oh no! That's not for me. I rather enjoy my freedom and independence."

    Shouldn't it be 'would rather enjoy' instead of the words in bold?

    Thanks.
    No. 'rather' = "quite"

    "Would rather" is possible, but it means something different.

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    Re: rather/would rather

    "rather", meaning "quite" as fivejedjon said, functions as an adverb in the sentence.

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