In Use of English Part 4, one of the common language points is that of expression of preference. I.e. talking about things you prefer or want more compared to others. Some of these structures feature 2 subjects.
Here are some of the language structures you should know:
- S + would rather + bare infinitive
- S + would rather not + bare infinitive
- S + would rather + S + past simple
- S + would rather + S + past simple negative
- S + prefer + noun + TO + noun
- S + prefer + V-ing
- S + prefer + NOT + infinitive
- S + would prefer + S + past simple
- S +would prefer + S + past simple negative
- S + would sooner + S + past simple
Would rather + bare infinitive
Expresses a preference
-Do you want to go to the pub later?
-No, I would rather go to the cinema tonight.
This structure has TWO subjects - it expresses something that you wish another person would do.
- I would prefer that you take me to the supermarket at 3pm.
- She would prefer that the dog stays inside.