HAD BETTER WOULD RATHER had better = a strong “should” would rather = would prefer to (something bad will happen if I don’t follow the advice) I’d better go to the doctor. I feel awful. I’d rather stay home tonight. I’m broke. . . I’d better not go to work until I’m fine. I’d rather not go out tonight. MINI GRAMMAR 4B P. 59 c. Rewrite the bold phrases using had better or would rather. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. I think I’d [=had] better go now. It’s very late. I’d [=would] rather go out on Friday instead of Saturday. You’d better not walk home. It’s a bit dangerous. Ana said she’d rather meet on Thursday afternoon. James had better be careful. If the boss finds out… Would you rather not *** go to the party if David’s going to be there? You’d better not leave your bag there. My wife would rather not *** fly.