HAD BETTER, PREFER , WOULD RATHER, WOULD PREFER

23.10.2019
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Exercise 1

  1. They prefer vegetables …………… meat.
  2. She prefers working ………….. studying at school.
  3. I prefer to send emails …………… phone.
  4. He prefers that flat …………… a house with a garden.
  5. They prefer to eat salad ……………. soup.
  6. I prefer this book …………. the book you are reading.
  7. He prefers to do puzles …………… do crosswords.
  8. I prefer listening to music …………. watching films.
  9. We prefer green olives …………………. black ones.
  10. You prefer to walk ……………. run in the countryside.

Exercise 2

  1. She prefers juice to/than/from fizzy drinks.
  2. Sarah rather have lunch on the deck but John prefers to eat/eating/eat in the kitchen.
  3. I prefer planes than/to/for
  4. I don’t like the theatre. I’d rather to go/go/going to a concert.
  5. I’m not very keen on computers. I prefer writing/write by hand.
  6. I’d rather speak to her in person to talk/to talking/than talk to her over the phone.
  7. I love reading books, but I prefer watch/watching
  8. She prefers studying lessons to do/to doing school projects.
  9. I prefer meat to/than/from

exercice 3. Rephrasing

  1. Bill would rather live with his grandparents than live with his father.
  2. I prefer eating fried eggs to eating boiled eggs.
  3. On Sundays we’d prefer to eat in a restaurant rather than at home.
  4. Lisa would prefer us not to meet in the library.
  5. We’d rather stay home than go to the gym.
  6. I prefer to search the internet rather than look up a word in the dictionary.
  7. They would prefer him to come in the morning.
  8. I’d rather have a part time job than no job at all.
  9. He prefers going out with a girl to dating online.
  10. I’d rather finish my homework now than leave it for tomorrow.

Exercise 4. Rephrasing

  1. She’d rather they did all the cooking.
  2. I’d rather you watered the plants.
  3. I’d prefer to go to school by bus rather than walk.
  4. They’d prefer to rent a house than rent an apartment.
  5. She’d rather I cleaned the windows.
  6. He would prefer her to feed the pet.
  7. I’d rather take the motorbike than take the bicycle.
  8. We’d rather you washed the car.
  9. They’d prefer me to inform the mother.
  10. I’d rather you made your bed.
  11. I’d rather they went to school.
  12. I’d prefer them to start working.

Exercise 5. Rephrasing

  1. Becky should go to the doctor pretty soon.
  2. Bill shouldn’t say those things.
  3. We should rest for a long time.
  4. He ought to search for the real information.
  5. He should go to a different shop.
  6. You should put the bread on the table.
  7. He shouldn’t tell lies to his mother.
  8. I oughtn’t to go to Paris.
  9. We shouldn’t write on the walls.
  10. The should listen to the teacher.

 

 

 

 

Exercise 1

  1. To
  2. To
  3. Rather than
  4. To
  5. Rather than
  6. To
  7. Rather than
  8. To
  9. To
  10. Rather than

 

Exercise 2

  1. To
  2. To eat/eating
  3. To
  4. Go
  5. Writing
  6. Than talk
  7. Watching
  8. To doing
  9. To

 

Exercise 3

  1. Bill prefers living with his grandparents than living with his father.
  2. I’d rather eat fried eggs than eat boiled eggs.
  3. On Sundays we’d rather eat in a restaurant rather than at home.
  4. Lisa would rather we don’t meet in the library.
  5. We’d prefer staying home rather than going to the gym.
  6. I’d rather search the internet than look up a word in the dictionary.
  7. They’d rather he came in the morning.
  8. I’d prefer to have a part time job rather than not job at all.
  9. He’d rather go out with a girl than date online.
  10. I’d prefer to finish my homework now rather than leave it for tomorrow.

 

 

Exercise 4

  1. She would prefer them to do all the cooking.
  2. I’d prefer you to water the plants.
  3. I’d rather go to school by bus than walk.
  4. They’d rather rent a house than an apartment.
  5. She’d prefer me to clean the windows.
  6. He would rather she fed the pet.
  7. I’d prefer taking the motorbike than taking the bicycle.
  8. We’d prefer you to wash the car.
  9. They’d rather I informed the mother.
  10. I’d prefer you to make your bed.
  11. I’d prefer them to go to school.
  12. I’d rather they started working.

 

Exercise 5

  1. She had better go to the doctor pretty soon.
  2. Bill had better not say those things.
  3. We’d better rest for a long time.
  4. We’d better search for a real information.
  5. He’d better go to a different shop.
  6. You’d better put the bread on the table.
  7. He’d better not tell lies to his mother.
  8. I’d better not go to Paris.
  9. We’d better not write on the walls.
  10. We’d better listen to the teacher.

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