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    #1

    Tell me about............

    Please tell me about rather, would rather with some examples.
    I have a little idea. But I want to get some ideas even more.


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    Re: Tell me about............

    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    Please tell me about rather, would rather with some examples.
    I have a little idea. But I want to get some ideas even more.
    rather - used to mean ‘fairly’ or ‘to some degree’, often when you are expressing slight criticism, disappointment or surprise

    The instructions were rather complicated.
    She fell and hurt her leg rather badly.
    It was a rather difficult question.
    He looks rather like his father.

    used with a verb to make a statement sound less strong
    I rather suspect we’re making a mistake

    used to correct something you have said, or to give more accurate information:
    She worked as a secretary, or rather, a personal assistant.

    used to introduce an idea that is different or opposite to the idea that you have stated previously
    The walls were not white, but rather a sort of dirty grey.


    would rather - would prefer to
    She’d rather die than give a speech.

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    Re: Tell me about............

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    rather - used to mean ‘fairly’ or ‘to some degree’, often when you are expressing slight criticism, disappointment or surprise

    The instructions were rather complicated.
    She fell and hurt her leg rather badly.
    It was a rather difficult question.
    He looks rather like his father.

    used with a verb to make a statement sound less strong
    I rather suspect we’re making a mistake

    used to correct something you have said, or to give more accurate information:
    She worked as a secretary, or rather, a personal assistant.

    used to introduce an idea that is different or opposite to the idea that you have stated previously
    The walls were not white, but rather a sort of dirty grey.


    would rather - would prefer to
    She’d rather die than give a speech.
    Thank you Sandhya.You have explained very well.

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