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    I'd rather you shouldn't have done it?

    Hi
    I wonder if it's possible to use 'would rather' to refer to past. I know here it should be 'I wish you hadn't done it'. I just want to know if the second alternative with 'would rather' is also possible?
    Thanks a lot.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Re: I'd rather you shouldn't have done it?

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    I wonder if it's possible to use 'would rather' to refer to past. I know here it should be 'I wish you hadn't done it'. I just want to know if the second alternative with 'would rather' is also possible?
    Thanks a lot.
    Yes, but it would be, "I'd rather you hadn't done it." You've changed more than just "wish" for "would rather".

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