Perbedaan Dan Persamaan WOULD RATHER dan PREFER

WOULD RATHER dan PREFER digunakan dalam kalimat untuk menyatakan preferensi atau atau lebih suka akan sesuatu atau lebih suka untuk melakukan sesuatu. Would rather dan prefer diterjemahkan menjadi lebih suka:
  • I would rather stay here. (Saya lebih suka tinggal di sini).
  • I prefer staying here. (Saya lebih suka tinggal di sini).
  • I would rather not watch this film. (Saya lebih suka tidak menonton film ini)
Kedua kalimat di atas pada dasarnya sama saja. Namun menurut Longman Dictionary of Contemporay English Would rather lebih sering dipakai dalam spoken English daripada written English. Artinya dalam percakapan would rather lebih banyak dipakai.

Would rather bukan lah kata kerja dan harus diikuti kata kerja dalam kalimat. Perhatikan 2 kalimat di atas, would rather diikuti kata kerja stay. Tanpa kata kerja kalimat masih belum sempurna.
  • I would rather go now
  • She would rather drink coffee without sugar.
THAN digunakan apabila ingin membandingkan dua kegiatan atau dua benda.
  • I'd rather drink coffee than tea.
  • She'd rather walk to school than take a taxi.
Prefer adalah kata kerja dan selalu diikuti kata kerja atau diikuti kata benda:
  • She prefers coffee.
  • She prefers drinking coffee.
  • She prefers sitting to standing.
Perhatikan dan latihlah pengucapan kalimat-kalimat berikut agar Anda dapat menguasai penggunaan would rather dan prefer.
  1. Lutfi would rather work in Samarinda.
  2. I prefer working to doing nothing at home.
  3. Do you prefer coffee to tea?
  4. I'd rather go blind than see her walk away.
  5. They'd rather leave now to avoid traffic jams.
Terjemahkan lah kalimat-kalimat berikut ke dalam bahasa Inggris. Gunakan WOULD RATHER atau PREFER.
  1. Saya lebih suka ruangan ber AC.
  2. Apakah Anda lebih suka air putih daripada air teh?
  3. Jika Anda tidak berkeberatan, saya lebih suka minum kopi.
  4. Dia lebih suka tinggal di kota yang tidak terlalu ramai seperti Jakarta.
  5. Kami lebih suka menunggu di sini saja.
Lengkapilah kalimat-kalimat di bawah ini dengan menggunakan would rather atau prefer.
  1. She ........... staying at home.
  2. Would you ...........have some coffee?
  3. I ......... cycling to walking.
  4. If you ............. I can ask her to come here to see you.
  5. I ............ go on foot than have a lift in your car.
Sempurnakan kalimat-kalimat berikut dengan memperbaiki bentuk kata atau kata-kata yang digaris bawahi.
  1. Lutfi prefers read books to watch TV.
  2. I would rather eating out alone.
  3. I would rather don't go there now.
  4. Would you rather eating here?
  5. She would rather  stay than going out with you.
Lengkapi kalimat ini dengan kata-kata yang sesuai menurut Anda.
  1. Do you prefer ..........tea or coffee?
  2. I would rather ..........by train tomorrow morning.
  3. I prefer............ to running. It is more enjoyable.
  4. I would rather ................coffee with milk, if you don't mind.
  5. Many people prefer ............at home to ...............out in winter.
  6. Would you ............not wait outside?
  7. I'd rather jog than....................
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Perbedaan Would rather dengan Would much rather:

Dalam pelajaran terdahulu saya pernah mengupas penggunaan would rather beserta latihan-latihannya. Would rather dipakai untuk menyatakan preference (Lebih suka). Silahkan liat penjelasan would ratherWould much rather dipakai apabila kita ingin menyatakan kelebihsukaan yang lebih kuat dibandingkan hanya would rather. Dalam ucapan kata much ditekan. I’d much rather stay here.
Berikut contoh-contoh dalam kalimat:

·         I’d much rather you didn’t go out tonight.
·         Would you much rather have coffee with milk?
·         I’d much rather not drink, if you don’t mind.
·         My dad would much rather I went to see my grandma. She is very ill right now.
·         We’d much rather you came here 15 minutes earlier.

Perhatikan penggunaan would much rather dalam percakapan berikut:


Sentot
We are spending a holiday in Bogor next week. What about you, Maya?
Maya
I’d love to but we’ve been informed that Bogor has had  a lot of rain recently. So, I think I’d much rather go to Lampung
Sentot
When are you going there?
Maya
I’d much rather my husband booked tickets this afternoon.