- [ would rather + infinitive without to]
Would you rather stay here or go home?
‘How about a drink?’ I’d rather have something to eat.’
- [ would rather + subject + past tense]
I’d rather you went home now.
Tomorrow’s difficult. I’d rather you came next weekend.
My wife would rather we didn’t see each other any more.
‘Shall I open a window?’ I’d rather you didn’t’