28 September 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Prefer / Would Prefer / Would rather

Prefer / Would Prefer / Would rather แปลว่า ชอบมากกว่า หรือ อยากมากกว่า

รูปแบบการใช้ Prefer

I prefer something to something else
I prefer doing something to doing something else
I prefer to do something rather than (do) something else.

e.g.

I prefer this shirt to the shirt you were wearing yesterday.

I prefer driving to traveling by train.

I prefer to drive rather than travel by train.

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รูปแบบการใช้ Would prefer (I’d prefer…)

Would prefer to do / I’d prefer to do
Would prefer จะใช้ในกรณีต้องการเฉพาะเจาะจงมากกว่า Prefer

e.g. ”Would you prefer tea or coffee” “Coffee, please.”

“Shall we go by train?” “Well, I’d prefer to go by car. 
(
จะไม่ใช้ I’d prefer going”)

I’d prefer to stay at home tonight rather than go to the cinema.

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รูปแบบการใช้ Would rather (I’d rather…)

Would rather (do) = would prefer (to do).
หลัง would rather จะใช้ infinitive without to.

ถ้าจะลองเปรียบเทียบดู

•   ”Shall we go by train?” “I’d prefer to go by car.”
“I’d rather go by car.

ถ้าจะพูดให้สวยๆ เป็นปฏิเสธ  - ”I‘d rather not (do something)”

e.g.

I’m tired. I‘d rather not go out this evening, if you don’t mind

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