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    #1

    You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery.

    a) would better
    b) would rather
    c)had better
    d) had rather

    Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    Thank you Sir.
    Why can't we use ( would rather)?
    Last edited by ali7772016; 15-Jul-2016 at 16:52.

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    #4

    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    Because 'had better' is used to give advice, but 'would rather' is not.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    Quote Originally Posted by ali7772016 View Post
    Thank you​. Sir.
    Why can't we use "would rather"?
    See my corrections above.

    Don't refer to users here as "Sir". It is unnecessarily formal and it excludes all our female members. Enclose words or phrases you want to draw attention to in quotation marks, not in brackets.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    Quote Originally Posted by ali7772016 View Post
    Why can't we use ( would rather)?
    You can't tell someone else what they would rather do. Only they can decide that.

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    #7

    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    NOT A TEACHER


    Hello, Ali:

    Just a gentle reminder that Americans often drop the "had" in ordinary conversation:


    "You (had) better move out of the way -- or else!"

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    #8

    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    I agree with you.Would you answer my question, or you will comment only on my punctuation?

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    #9

    Re: You ________ drive carefully. The roads are slippery. ( had better)

    Quote Originally Posted by ali7772016 View Post
    I agree with you. Will you answer my question (no comma required here) or will you will comment only on my punctuation?
    I'm not sure who that was directed at but as I'm the only person so far to correct your punctuation, I think it might be me. You had already been given perfectly good responses (posts 2 and 4) to both your questions (posts 1 and 3) by the time I read the thread so I took the time only to correct your errors.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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