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Problem with “Used to/had batter/would rather”
1. Problems with Used to and Be used to Consider the following examples: - He used to live in the country. - He was used to living in the country. - She was used to getting up early. - She was used to speaking in public. - I used to have a remarkable car.
2. Problem with ‘Had better’ and ‘Would rather’ Remember that had better and would rather are similar to a modal. Although had appears to be a past, had better expressed advice for the future, would rather expressed preference in present and future time. Ex: - You had better take Chemistry 600 this semester. - You had better not go to a movie this weekend. - Greg would rather have a Pepsi than a beer. - If you don’t mind, I would rather not go. - She told me that she’d rather not serve on the committee. Shad betterverb word (V.1)
3. Problem with ‘would rather that’ It introduces a clause. I would rather that you drove. I would rather that you didn’t drive. I would rather that you didn’t do that. Diane would rather that her husband didn’t work so hard. Swould rather thatSV (past)