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    Rather

    "He had once had his opportunity to go home to the States rich, and had not done it; Had rather lost his wealth." What is the meaning of Rather , States rich?

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    Re: Rather

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    The States = The United States of America

    Rather = instead (به جاي)

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    Re: Rather

    It does not mean Almost or he had preferred to?
    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
    (not a teacher)

    The States = The United States of America

    Rather = instead (به جاي)

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    Re: Rather

    Not here.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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