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    I'd rather you come/came

    I'd rather you come/came next weekend.

    Should it be 'come' or 'came'?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: I'd rather you come/came

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I'd rather you come/came next weekend.

    Should it be 'come' or 'came'?

    Many thanks.
    It's 'came', however if you used 'prefer' instead of 'rather' and put 'to' in front of 'come', it would be correct.

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    Re: I'd rather you come/came

    Many thanks, Bhaisahab, for your clear explanation.


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    Re: I'd rather you come/came

    Not a teacher.


    You can say, " Please come alone " but you can't say, " Please came alone ".

    Surely came is past tense , and come is future tense. Confusing, what ?.

    Happy to stand corrected though.

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    Re: I'd rather you come/came

    Quote Originally Posted by kitosdad View Post
    Not a teacher.


    You can say, " Please come alone " but you can't say, " Please came alone ".

    Surely came is past tense , and come is future tense. Confusing, what ?.

    Happy to stand corrected though.
    I would also use present tense for the future.

    I'd rather you come next weekend.
    I'd rather you go tomorrow instead of Tom.

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