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Use of Rather, Prefer, Rather Than, Would Rather बल्कि, के बजाय, पसंद, Suniltams Guruji

Use of Rather Prefer Rather Than Would Rather

RATHER:

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‘Rather’ is an adverb of degree like ‘fairly’, ‘quite’, etc. that can be used with nouns, adverbs, adjectives, and superlatives.
• That’s rather a nuisance! यह एक उपद्रव है!
• He cooks rather well. वह ज्यादा अच्छा खाना बनाती है।
• She’s got a rather nice voice. उसे एक अच्छी आवाज मिली है।
• That’s rather more than I expected to pay. जितना मुझे भुगतान करने की अपेक्षा थी, उससे कहीं अधिक।

OR RATHER: पक्का नहीं पता पर लगभग इतना ही

When we want to correct what we have just said or made it more precise, we often use the expression ‘or rather’.
• His son is a doctor, or rather, a surgeon.उनका बेटा एक डॉक्टर है, या बल्कि, एक सर्जन।

To talk about preferences there are two structures: ‘rather than’ and ‘would rather’. प्राथमिकताओं के बारे में बात करने के लिए दो संरचनाएँ हैं: ‘बजाय’ और ‘बल्कि’।

RATHER THAN :

• It would be better to go in September rather than in August. अगस्त के बजाय सितंबर में जाना बेहतर होगा।
• I prefer to leave now rather than wait for all the speeches. मैं सभी भाषणों की प्रतीक्षा करने के बजाय अभी जाना पसंद करूँगा।
• He decided to write rather than the telephone. उन्होंने टेलीफोन करने के बजाय पत्र लिखने का फैसला किया.

WOULD RATHER :

The expression ‘would rather’ is followed by the bare infinitive (the infinitive without ‘to’).
• Would you rather live here or go back to London? क्या आप यहां रहेंगे या लंदन वापस जाएंगे?
I’d rather live here. में यहीं रहना पसंद करूँगा
(= I would prefer to live here.)
• I don’t want to go to the swimming pool. मैं स्विमिंग पूल नहीं जाना चाहता।
I’d rather go to the beach. मैं इसके बजाय समुद्र तट पर जाऊंगा
(= I would prefer to go to the beach.) मैं समुद्र तट पर जाना पसंद करूंगा

To say that one person would prefer another person to do something, ‘would rather’ is generally followed by a past tense. यह कहने के लिए कि एक व्यक्ति किसी अन्य व्यक्ति को कुछ करने के लिए पसंद करेगा Would Rather का प्रयोग पास्ट टेंस के साथ किया जाता है
• Don’t come on Monday. I’d rather you came on Tuesday. सोमवार को मत आना। बल्कि आप सोमवार को आयें

To express regret about something that has already happened, ‘would rather’ is followed by the past perfect. किसी ऐसी चीज़ के बारे में पछतावा व्यक्त करने के लिए जो पहले से ही है, Would Rather का प्रयोग Past Perfect के साथ होता है
• I’d rather you hadn’t done that = I wish you hadn’t done that.

-ING forms:
When the main clause has a verb in the –ing form, ‘rather than’ can be followed by –ing.
• I prefer getting up early rather than rushing at the last minute.

Be careful to note the following:

I’d rather + bare infinitive usually means ‘I’d prefer’, as in the following example:
◊ I’d rather have a cup of tea. = I’d prefer to have a cup of tea / I’d prefer a cup of tea.

BUT, with certain verbs – like/enjoy/appreciate – the meaning changes a little:
◊ I’d rather have a beer = I’d prefer to have a beer.
◊ I’d rather like a beer = I’d quite like a beer / I would enjoy a beer.

Rather = Prefer

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