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    Usage of would rather

    Hi

    I would like to know the proper words to complete this sentence . * we would rather you ................now. Its too late to go to the airport .

    The second sentence is almost negative so there is no point for leaving and I choose : didnt leave , but my teacher insists in using the word : left

    Iwould like to know your opinion about it .

    Thank you in advance
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-May-2017 at 22:54. Reason: Removed unnecessary spaces between lines.

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    Re: Usage of would rather

    'didn't leave' is the only logical answer.
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    Re: Usage of would rather

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamoon1345 View Post
    Hi.

    I would like to know the proper words to complete this sentence: . *

    We would rather you ................now. It's too late to go to the airport.

    The second sentence is almost negative so there is no point for leaving and I choose "didn't leave", but my teacher insists in on using the word "left".

    I would like to know your opinion about it .

    Thank you in advance.
    Note my corrections above. It's important to follow these rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Don't put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Ensure you use apostrophes appropriately.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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