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would rather

 
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would
part of speech: phrase
definition: used to express a preference for one thing over another (usu. fol. by an infinitive of a verb without "to" or a clause in the subjunctive mood, but can also be followed by a noun).
I would rather live in a large city than a small town.I'd rather stay home tonight than go to the party.Would you rather that I hadn't said anything?I would rather that he ask me directly instead of sneaking behind my back.Would you rather coffee or tea with dessert?