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    rather vs would rather

    Classes were so boring that they left me cold. Therefore, I didn't have any enthusiasm to study beyond the textbooks, rather I just tried to do my homework.

    I know we say I would rather do than, however, Is it wrong if I use "rather'' ? Shall I use instead?

    Thank you for your response.

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    Re: rather vs would rather

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Classes were so boring that they left me cold. Therefore, I didn't have any enthusiasm to study beyond the textbooks, rather I just tried to do my homework.

    I know we say I would rather do than, however, Is it wrong if I use "rather'' ? Shall I use instead?

    Thank you for your response.
    When we say "I would rather" the "rather" means "prefer".

    I would rather eat meat.
    I would prefer to eat meat.

    In the context you have used it, it does mean "instead" but your usage is fine.

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