Cover of the textbook English Grammar in Use

The key answer of exercise 59.2

The key to exercise solutions in chapter Unit 59 - Prefer and would rather for the textbook English Grammar in Use with authors Raymond Murphy from Cambridge University Press


Complete the sentences. Sometimes you need one word, sometimes more.

Now use the same ideas to complete these sentences using than and rather than.


  1. I'd rather
  2. to wait
  3. prefer
  4. eat / stay
  5. I'd rather (wait) / I'd prefer to (wait)
  6. to go
  7. I'd rather (think) / I'd prefer to (think)
  8. I'd prefer to stand
  9. go
  10. I’d rather get a taxi than walk home.
  11. I'd prefer to go for a swim rather than play tennis. 
  12. I'd rather eat at home than go to a restaurant. 
  13. I'd prefer to think about it for a while rather than decide now. 
  14. I'd rather listen to some music than watch TV.