USAGE: I'd rather (was: Re: Journalists)
|From:||Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 12:33|
On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 03:17:09 -0700, Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:
>For various reasons, I'd rather that not be public information until ^^^^^^^^^^
>after the conference.
I understand what it means, but I've never come across this construction in
9 years of studying English at school, except I think in Shakespeare. Is
this some colloquialism or archaism (like 'methinks' AIUI)? After all, there
does not seem to be a verb "to rather" in English.