UNREAL PAST

IT IS HIGH TIME, WE HAD BETTER, I WOULD RATHER , I WISH

HAD BETTER + BARE INFINITIVE OR NOT/BARE INFINITIVE

THIS STURCURE IS USED TO GIVE ADVICE OR TO SAY WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO DO IN A PARTICULAR SITUATION IS
The Difference between Should and Had Better.English lesson

WOULD RATHER + BARE INFINITIVE OR NOT/BARE INFINITIVE PRESENT

WHEN THE SUBJECT OF WOULD RATHER IS ALSO THE SUBJECT OF THE FOLLOWING VERB


I would rather do my shopping tomorrow

would rather

WOULD RATHER + PERFECT BARE INFINITIVE PAST

I would rather not have gone to the dinner party last night

WOULD RATHER + PAST TENSE (PRESENT/FUTURE)

WHEN THE SUBJECT OF WOULD RATHER IS DIFFERENT FROM THE SUBJECT OF THE FOLLOWING VERB


I would rather Kate stayed with us tonight

WOULD RATHER + PAST PERFECT (PAST)

I would rather Sam hadn't taken his father's car yesterday

I PREFER + ING FORM TO + ING FORM

I prefer reading to watching films.

I PREFER + FULL INFINITIVE + RATHER THAN + BARE INFINITIVE

I prefer to meditate rather than be active.

I WOULD PREFER + FULL INFINITIVE + RATHER THAN + BARE INFINITIVE

I would prefer to give time to myself rather than give it to my family.
Would rather and would prefer!

IT IS HIGH TIME somebody+ PAST SIMPLE

It is high time you redecorated your flat.

it is high time we went to London.

AS IF/AS THOUGH + PAST SIMPLE (present)

He behaves as if/as though he had a million dollars

AS IF/AS THOUGH + PAST PERFECT (past)

He looks as if/as though he had seen a monster.

SUPPOSE/SUPPOSING + PAST SIMPLE (present)

Suppose we were to fail

SUPPOSE + PAST PERFECT (past)

Suppose he hadn't been at work.
Grammar Genius C -Unit 14 (Wishes )
Lesson 29: I wish, if only, would rather, it's high time, as if as though