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Some of the hotel guests would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street.

a.would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street
b.would rather the hotel provide rooms that do not face the street
c.would rather the hotel provides rooms that did not face the street
d.would rather the hotel provided rooms that do not face the street
e.would rather the hotel provide rooms not facing the street.

OA: D
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07 Nov 2005, 08:56
E.
would rather signals subjunctive. so we need "provide".
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07 Nov 2005, 08:59
E.

Who uses this kind of sentence? I do not like this one at all.
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07 Nov 2005, 09:05
christoph wrote:
Some of the hotel guests would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street.

a.would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street
b.would rather the hotel provide rooms that do not face the street
c.would rather the hotel provides rooms that did not face the street
d.would rather the hotel provided rooms that do not face the street
e.would rather the hotel provide rooms not facing the street.

D it is.
S+ would rather+ O + simple past : When we want to talk about a course of action we would prefer someone else to take.
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07 Nov 2005, 09:20
laxieqv wrote:
christoph wrote:
Some of the hotel guests would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street.

a.would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street
b.would rather the hotel provide rooms that do not face the street
c.would rather the hotel provides rooms that did not face the street
d.would rather the hotel provided rooms that do not face the street
e.would rather the hotel provide rooms not facing the street.

D it is.
S+ would rather+ O + simple past : When we want to talk about a course of action we would prefer someone else to take.

Actually, I don't understand the meaning of the sentence in question.
Could you give me a little bit more explanation, please?
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07 Nov 2005, 09:23
Right. this is unreal past.

I would rather practice than making mistakes.
I would rather you corrected me.
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07 Nov 2005, 09:27
gamjatang wrote:
laxieqv wrote:
christoph wrote:
Some of the hotel guests would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street.

a.would rather the hotel provides rooms that do not face the street
b.would rather the hotel provide rooms that do not face the street
c.would rather the hotel provides rooms that did not face the street
d.would rather the hotel provided rooms that do not face the street
e.would rather the hotel provide rooms not facing the street.

D it is.
S+ would rather+ O + simple past : When we want to talk about a course of action we would prefer someone else to take.

Actually, I don't understand the meaning of the sentence in question.
Could you give me a little bit more explanation, please?

the basic idea is to know that the structure of S+ would rather+ O+ simple past is to describe a demand/ order/ preference,etc ....
The sentence means: some guests want the hotel to provide rooms that blah blah
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07 Nov 2005, 19:01
hi laxie,

Can you pls let me know from where did you get that concept of generalization ? Why is the present tense in B wrong ?

the basic idea is to know that the structure of S+ would rather+ O+ simple past is to describe a demand/ order/ preference,etc ....

Thanks
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07 Nov 2005, 19:21
Hotel is singular and therefore we need a singular verb. Eliminate B and E. I believe the present tenses is better than the past. Eliminate D. Between A and C, I pick C.
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08 Nov 2005, 02:13
Itzrevs wrote:
hi laxie,

Can you pls let me know from where did you get that concept of generalization ? Why is the present tense in B wrong ?

the basic idea is to know that the structure of S+ would rather+ O+ simple past is to describe a demand/ order/ preference,etc ....

Thanks

you can read it here http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/IF10.cfm
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08 Nov 2005, 02:15
smjohn wrote:
B.

A was provided under the question in WHITE color
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08 Nov 2005, 12:22
Definitely D

hotel-singular so B and E are OUT
Continuous tense so, C OUT
We r left with A Nd D. D sounds to be correct answer.
08 Nov 2005, 12:22
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