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    #1

    I'd rather you came with us

    "I'd rather you came with us".

    Please suggest a (better) alternative to this?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    There's nothing wrong with your original.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    Please suggest an alternative to it.

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    #4

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    I wish you would come with us.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    I'd prefer that you join us.
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    #6

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    I would like you to come with us.

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    #7

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    Please suggest an alternative to it.
    Why?

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    #8

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    Because I'd naturally use "come" instead of "came", so I am afraid that I might forget the rule that I should use "came" (since I don't know the reason).

    Please tell me why it should be "came" instead of "come".

    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    #9

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    'Came' is the past subjunctive. For details, see http://www.grammaring.com/would-rath...st-subjunctive

    'I'd prefer you to come with us' is yet another alternative according to the above page.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: I'd rather you came with us

    I'd sooner you came with us.

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