Would Better Or Had Better?

Could have had meaning?

1: Could have + past participle means that something was possible in the past, or you had the ability to do something in the past, but that you didn’t do it.

(See also modals of ability.) I could have stayed up late, but I decided to go to bed early.

They could have won the race, but they didn’t try hard enough..

Should better VS had better?

The past tense of should is should have + past participle. Had better is similar, but it’s used for more urgent advice with bad consequences if you don’t follow it (eg. You had better quit smoking or you’ll die).

Would rather or had rather?

they are both the same in meaning – when you prefer to have or do one thing more than another. Although, ‘had rather’ is more archaic and not as commonly used as ‘would rather’.

Would rather than examples?

“I had rather go home than stay out too late.” “I had rather listen to my parents or get in trouble.” “I would rather exercise than sit on the couch all day.” “I would rather complete my task early.”

Would much rather Meaning?

If you say that you would rather do something or you’d rather do it, you mean that you would prefer to do it. If you say that you would rather not do something, you mean that you do not want to do it. If it’s all the same to you, I’d rather work at home.

Are you into sentence?

Here you are asking a question about an interest they might have or something they might enjoy doing. Here are some examples: “Are you into soccer?” “Are you into trying new things?”

Had better should ought to?

Should and ought to have the same meaning, although ought to is much more formal and is not commonly used in spoken English. Supposed to refers to what other people think is right, while should expresses what you think is right. Had better expresses the idea that something bad will happen if you don’t do what I say.

What is had better in grammar?

We use had better to refer to the present or the future, to talk about actions we think people should do or which are desirable in a specific situation. The verb form is always had, not have. We normally shorten it to ‘d better in informal situations. It is followed by the infinitive without to: It’s five o’clock.

Should not have or had?

Had is the past tense of have and has, however, we don’t use ‘should has’ even for ‘she’. For example, she would have… (NOT she would has). Thus, always use ‘should have’.

Had to VS should have?

They are all correct. The ones with ‘should’ have the flavor of “This was expected to happen”. The ones with ‘had to’ have the flavor of “Nothing could have stopped this from happening”.

What is the difference between prefer and rather?

Prefer and would rather can be used interchangeably. As you indicate, Omar, when we are talking about general preferences, prefer is followed by verb-ing, thus: I prefer listening to music to watching TV. I’d rather listen to music than watch TV.

What is had better example?

When the advice is strong, use had better with or to show the negative result of not following your advice. You’d better take an umbrella or you will get wet. He’d better remember to wear a neck-tie or they won’t let him in the restaurant. I think I had better take them or they will get lost.

Would rather speaking activity?

Procedure for this Would You Rather Icebreaker Have one student choose a card and then ask you the question. Divide students into groups of 3-4 and give each group an equal portion of the deck of question cards. Have students take turns choosing a card to ask their group, or read aloud and give their own answer.

How do you use had better and would rather?

– “Would rather” and “had better” are followed by a bare infinitive (=without to). – When we want to use the negative form, we place “not” right before the bare infinitive, NOT after “had”. – For questions, we simply invert “would” or “had” and the subject, and leave the rest the same.

How do you use had better?

Using ‘had better’I had better (‘it would be a good idea if I’, ‘it would be better for me to’) is used as a modal auxiliary verb: … Had better is always followed by a verb in the infinitive without ‘to’: … Had better is ALWAYS formed from the auxiliary verb ‘have’ in the past simple (‘has better’ or ‘will have better’ do not exist!).More items…

What is the meaning of had better?

Also, had best. Ought to, should. For example, You had better finish this one before starting another, or We had best be going. [Mid-1400s] Also see you’d better believe it.

How do you use have had in one sentence?

We use have had in the present perfect when the main verb is also “have”:I’m not feeling well. I have had a headache all day.She has had three children in the past five years.We have had some problems with our computer systems recently.He has had two surgeries on his back.

Would rather in English grammar?

I would rather (‘I prefer’, ‘I would prefer’) is used as a modal auxiliary verb. It is followed by the infinitive (without ‘to’) when its subject is the same as the subject of the next verb. This happens when we talk about what we would prefer to do. I would rather (or I’d rather) stay with you.