sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2015

Would rather and Would prefer

"Would rather" is followed by the base form of the verb.

Would you rather bring some fruit or some cookies to the party?

- Actually, I´d rather bring some fruit than some cookies.

 "Would rather" is followed by "not" in the negative:

I´d rather not

"Would prefer" is followed by a gerund or an infinitive.

Would you prefer to take a bus or a taxi?

- I´d prefer taking a bus to taking a taxi

- I´d prefer to take a bus.

"Would prefer" is followed by "not" in the negative

I´d prefer not to