If yes, how can I do it?

If no, what is the alternative expression to do it?

I'd rather make a juice from these vegetables than boil them.

I know the above sentence is correct but can I say this:

I'd rather eat vegetables than meat.

Now, the word meat takes the place of the word boil so I replaced one of the two verbs with a noun. Is that okay?

I'd rather tea than eating.

I know that's wrong but how can I say it using different expression to make it correct?


Your second sentence is correct

I'd rather eat vegetables than meat.

Your third sentence is incorrect since it lacks a verb for "tea".

To express what you are seeking, you might use

I'd rather be drinking tea than eating.
I'd rather drink tea than eat.

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The general format following "I'd rather" is"

I'd rather (verb 1) [(noun 1)] [than [(verb 2)] (noun 2)].

Information inside square brackets i.e.[] is optional. Prepositional phrases and adverbs can be fitted around this format. Where verb 1 and verb 2 are the same, verb 2 can be omitted.

As your first two sentences fit within this format, they are acceptable. You last sentence does not, as it is missing verb 1, so it is incorrect.


I would rather stay. I'd rather (verb 1).

I would rather stay home. I'd rather (verb 1) (noun 1).

I would rather stay than go. I'd rather (verb 1) than (verb 2).

I would rather stay home than go to the movies. I'd rather (verb 1) (noun 1) than (verb 2) (noun 2)

I would rather eat vegetables than meat. I'd rather (verb 1) (noun 1) than (noun 2)

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