I’d Rather | English Grammar Exercise

Today’s online mini-grammar lesson by Scrambled Eggs English School in Milan is on using would rather to express preference.  

Would rather, which can be shortened to ‘d rather, is a more elegant way to say ‘prefer.’ We also use it as a formal way to express desire.

Same Subject
When the subject in the sentence is the same, would rather is followed by a pure infinitive (without ‘to’). We use this structure to talk about our own preferences.
Example: What do you want for dinner tonight? An Indian or Chinese takeaway? I’d rather have an Indian takeaway.

Different Subjects
When there are two different subjects in the sentence, would rather is followed by the past simple (to express preference in the present or future). We use this structure to talk about what we want someone else to do.
Example: Who should give the presentation to the client next week? I’d rather you gave the presentation as you know more about the product.

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I'd rather...

Rewrite the sentences using the structure ‘would rather’ like in the example. Use the contraction I’d in each response.

Example: ‘I should go food shopping today, but I’ll go tomorrow.’ would become ‘I’d rather go food shopping tomorrow.’

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Remember to do vs. Remember doing | English Grammar Exercise

Today’s online mini-grammar lesson by Scrambled Eggs English School in Milan is on the difference is use and meaning between remember + infinitive and remember + gerund.

Remember can be followed by either an infinitive or a gerund, but there is a difference in meaning!

Remember + Infinitive
When remember is followed by an infinitive it means we have the intention to do something, whether we do it or not. In other words, to not forget to do something. We use remember + infinitive to talk about things that we need to do. We remember first and then do the action second.

Remember + Gerund
When remember is followed by a gerund it means we have remembered something that happened in the past. In short, you can recall the memory and have an image of it in your mind. We use remember + gerund to talk about actions in the past. We do the action first and then later remember it.

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Remember to do vs. Remember doing

Fill in the gaps using the verb in parentheses. For each question, you will need to decide whether to use the gerund or the infinitive.

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Before/After | English Grammar Exercise

Today’s online mini-grammar lesson by Scrambled Eggs English School, Milan is on Before and After.

Before and after are used to indicate the order of events in the past or future.

Before means ‘earlier than’ and is used to explain what will happen before something else occurs in the future, whereas after means ‘later than’ and is used to explain what you will do after something else occurs.

When before/after is followed directly by a verb, the verb always takes the gerund form.

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Before/After

Transform the sentences to use either before or after. There are two correct answers for each question.

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