Quick Answer: Would Better Or Had Better?

What does would rather mean?

—used to indicate what one wants or prefers to do, have, etc.

She would rather drive than take the train.

I would rather you didn’t tell them..

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.

Should shouldn’t ought to had better?

We use the verbs should, ought to, supposed to and had better to say what you or other people think is the right thing to do. That means these verbs express advice, opinion, criticism or (for had better), warnings or threats. … This is why had better can also be used to make threats or give someone a warning.

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.”

Had been meaning?

“Had been” is the past perfect tense and is used in all cases, singular and plural. The past perfect tense refers to something that began in the past and was still true at another time that also was in the past.

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?”

How use had in English grammar?

Had to is used to talk about necessity and obligation that existed in the past. Had to is the past tense form of have to. We had to carry our own luggage. She had to reappear for the test.

What is the meaning of had the best?

modal phrase. If you say that someone had best do something or that they’ d best do it, you mean they ought to do it.

Should ought had better grammar?

Ought to is similar in meaning to should, but it is not used as often. In modern American English, ought to is seldom used with the past tense or in the question form. Let’s move on to had better. Had better is stronger than should and ought to.

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).

How do you use had better?

Had better is always followed by a verb in the infinitive without ‘to’: You had better BE on time. You must or should be on time. Had better is ALWAYS formed from the auxiliary verb ‘have’ in the past simple (‘has better’ or ‘will have better’ do not exist!).

What does had better mean?

Had better: form and meaning 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.

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’.