Prefer / Rather

PREFER (mówiąc ogólnie o tym co wolimy)

· I prefer sth to sth else.
( I prefer wine to beer.)
· I prefer doing sth to doing sth else.
( I prefer writing to speaking.)
· I prefer to do sth rather than (do) sth else.
(I prefer to drive rather than travel by plane.)
(I prefer to live in the country rather than(live) in a city.)

WOULD PREFER (mówiąc o tym co wolelibyśmy w konkretnej sytuacji)

I would prefer…= I’d prefer…

 

· I’d prefer to do sth.

(I’d prefer to go now.)
· I’d prefer not to do sth.
(I’d prefer not to go there now.)
· I’d prefer to do sth rather than do sth else.
(I’d prefer to stay at home tonight rather than go to the cinema.)

· I’d prefer somebody to do sth.

(I’d prefer you/him/her to pay me now.
· I’d prefer somebody not to do sth.
( I’d prefer them not to paint my room.)

WOULD RATHER = would prefer

· I’d rather do sth than do sth else.
( I’d rather fly than go by plane.)
· I’d rather not do sth.
( I’d rather not go out this evening.)
· I’d rather somebody did sth.
( I’d rather you went home.)
· I’d rather somebody didn’t do sth.
(I’d rather he didn’t spend all his money in pubs.)