Thanks, Cas, for the info. But, what would be an example of a commonly incorrect useage of the word "rather?"
An English teacher once told me that this word is commonly misused. I can't think of an example of using the term when it isn't used as an adverb.
Thanks for the effort, Archie. Are you telling me that rather, in the sentence you posed, is part of the complete verb?
The sentence was, I'd rather you didn't."
If that is the case, then you must be saying that using rather as a verb is incorrect?? Sorry, I'm not sure you are giving me an example of incorrect useage, or just another correct way to use the word.
Archie, you have hit on my question......in your example sentence, you seem to be using "would rather" as the predicate of the clause beginning with then. Can we do that? Why don't you submit the question to Cas? Thanks, gjo123