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 + 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