Would English Grammar - Would Rather
We use "would" as a modal verb that is used to talk about future in the past, polite invitation or offer and the habit of past.
Would English Grammar
Formula: Subject + would + first form of the verb + object
Future In The Past
- I told you she would reject him.
- He resolved that he would clear the papers.
- They decided that how many people would the part of the group.
Polite Invitation Or Offer
- Would you like to have a coup off coffee?
- Would you like to come with me to watch football match?
- When she was young she would attract everyone.
- Me and my friend would play for the school in our school days.
Note: For past habits we also use "Used To" with the same meaning in place of "Would"
See Used To
Would In Conditionals
We also use "would" in the main clause of conditional sentences for imaginary situation.
- If you didn't argue with boss, he would still work for this company.
- If we had prepared well, the result would have been different.
See also Conditionals
"Would Rather" is used to tell about preferring one thing to another.
- I would / I'd rather watch football match than watch drama.
- I'd rather not work a lot today.