HAD BETTER or HAD BETTER NOT
§ Es mejor hacerlo o no, sino lo haces o no, habrá algún problema o peligro.
You’d better not do!
I’d better not mention it to anyone
She’d better not work so hard after your illness
What had I better do, stay in bedf all day or see a doctor?
WOULD RATHER OR WOULD RATHER NOT
§ Puedes preferir hacerlo o no. No hay peligro ni problemas
What would you rather drink, tea or coffee?
He’d rather not see a movie than go to the opera
I’d rather not go to the party alone
She’d rather speak to him at his home
PREFER TO OR LIKE......BETTER THAN
I like watching TV better than studying math
I like cold drinks better than hot drinks
I prefer apples to oranges
You prefer playing sport to doing yoga
HAVE SOMETHING DONECuando organizamos que alguién más haga algo para nosotros.
Verbo “have/had” + objeto + participio pasadoLisa had the roof repaired yesterday
Where did you have your hair cut?
I don’t like having my photograph taken
I think you should have that coat cleaned
También existe una forma informal para expresar la idea de que “alguien hace algo para tí”.
Se trata de una fórmula con el verbo “get”. Por ejemplo: “I got my car repaired” [aigat maiher riperd] es igual a decir: “I had my car repaired”. Me arreglaron el coche. Todo lo que tengo que hacer es sustituir “have/had” por “get/got” (u otros tiempos verbales).
If only I knew how to use a computer. (I don’t know how to use a computer and I would like to learn how to use it)
· To express a wish in the present or in the future.
· The simple past here is an unreal past.
· When you use the verb to be the form is “were”.
I wish I were a millionaire!
If only I had woken up early. (I didn’t wake up early and I missed my bus.)
· To express a regret.
· The action is past.