Pernyataan Pilihan (Would rather) – would rather sama artinya dengan prefer to, like something better atau choose something rather than something else, yakni lebih suka memilih/lebih menyukai sesuatu tertentu daripada sesuatu lainnya atau singkatnya lebih suka.
- I would rather study English
- I would rather not study Japanese
kecenderungan pemakaian infinitive seperti i would rather to study english atau pemakaian -ing seperti i would rather studying english hendaknya dihindari jika bermaksud mengungkapkan pilihan seperti dalam konteks contoh 1 diatas.
- Sarah would rather that he taught her German
- Sarah would rather that he didn’t teach her chinese
disamping digunakan dalam konteks waktu present, would rather juga dapat digunakan dalam konteks waktu past dengan pola kalimat seperti contoh 2 diatas. selanjutnya, kata that dalam contoh tersebut lebih baik diartikan jika dari pada itu atau bahwa kendatipun dua arti terakhir ini lebih sering dipakai dalam kamus-kamus inggris-indonesia.
Baca juga: Penggunaan Would you like dan Do you like
- she would rather going to school early in the morning
- i would rather that she not to walk around with him
- i would rather that she taking a walk with me
- when it is raining, she would rather has an umbrella than a hat
- we would rather not studying english in america because it is costly
- she would rather go to school early in the morning
- i would rather that she did not to walk around with him
- i would rather that she took a walk with me
- when it is raining, she would rather have an umbrella than a hat
- we would rather not study english in america because it is costly
correct the following sentences.
- she would rather going shopping in the morning
- she would rather not to go shopping in the evening
- she would rather that i dropping her off
- she would rather that her ex-husband didn’t gone anywhere with her
- would she rather that he show up?
- she would rather not to see him any more
- when it is raining, would you rather to have an umbrella than a hat?
- i would rather going nowhere when it is raining cats and dogs
- when you are at home, would you rather reading novels?
- i would rather to read either the Holy Quran or any other book on religion
Sumber: Muhibbin Syah. Cara Mudah Menerapkan English Grammar Kaidah & Latihan untuk Rujukan Belajar Sendiri. 2006. PT Raja Grafindo Persada, Jakarta