Would Rather (Sooner) vs Would Prefer 3

Index

Complete the sentences using the words in bold. Use two to five words. Put in commas where necessary.

1) Fiona likes dogs more than cats.
PREFERS
Fiona
cats.
2) Please don't smoke in the office.
YOU
I'd rather
in the office.
3) She doesn't want us to buy her a new car.
SOONER
She'd
her a new car.
4) Michael would rather play football than do his homework.
PREFER
Michael would
than do his homework.
5) I'd rather you didn't listen to music while I'm watching TV.
IF
I'd prefer
listen to music while I'm watching TV.
6) James thinks going to pubs is better than staying at home.
TO
James prefers going to
at home.
7) We'd rather you didn't talk about Susan like that!
NOT
We'd prefer you
about Susan like that!
8) Ann says she doesn't want to dance tonight.
RATHER
Ann'd
tonight.

Test Answers!

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CORRECT!

prefer + noun + to + noun (general preference).

HINT!

Do you know which preposition should be used after prefer + noun?

CORRECT!

Would rather is the same as would sooner.
Would rather + she, you, etc. + past simple.

CORRECT!

Would rather is the same as would sooner.
Would rather + she, you, etc. + past simple.

HINT!

When the subject of would rather is different from the subject of the following verb, we have to use past simple for present and future!

CORRECT!

Would sooner is the same as would rather.
Would sooner + she, you, etc. + past simple.

CORRECT!

Would sooner is the same as would rather.
Would sooner + she, you, etc. + past simple.

HINT!

When the subject of would sooner is different from the subject of the following verb, we have to use past simple present/future!

CORRECT!

Would prefer is used to say what somebody wants in a particular situation (not in general). I would prefer to do something + rather than + (do) something.

HINT!

Remember that would prefer must be followed by to!

CORRECT!

Would prefer + it + if is used as a part of a second conditional sentence. Would prefer + it + if + she, you etc. + past simple.

CORRECT!

Would prefer + it + if is used as a part of a second conditional sentence. Would prefer + it + if + she, you etc. + past simple.

HINT!

Which tense do we use after prefer + it + if?

CORRECT!

prefer + gerund + to + gerund (general preference).

HINT!

Is the key word followed by a gerund or an infinitive?

CORRECT!

Would prefer is used to say what somebody wants in a particular situation (not in general). Would prefer not to do something (in the negative form).

HINT!

Remember that would prefer must be followed by an infinitive + to!

CORRECT!

Would rather is the same as would sooner. It is followed by an infinitive without to. Would rather not do something (in the negative form).

HINT!

What is the negative form of would rather? Do you know the rules?

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