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    Exclamation Whether or not drop "have" in past form of "would rather"

    In the progressive form of "would rather" we can either use the second "be" or drop it. For example,

    "Would you rather be staying at home than (be) seeing a movie?"

    I wonder if the same is true regarding "have" in the following sentence in its past tense (form). Can we drop "have"?

    "Would you rather have stayed at home than/or (have) seen a movie?"

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    Re: Whether or not drop "have" in past form of "would rather"

    Yes, we can.

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