A conditional sentence is usually composed by two parts: the if-clause (or conditional clause) that expresses the condition, and the main clause that expresses the consequence of that condition.
When we want to express preferences, we use would rather.
We use would rather (past tense of will) as a normal modal verb, referring to the present tense.
Its structure is:
Subject + ‘d [short form of would] rather + verb…
- I‘d rather you punched that guy in the face.
- He‘d rather I was more responsible.
- She’d rather they treated a patient.
We use this structure to express preferences. It has the same meaning of the verb To Prefer.