John would rather that you not call me tomorrow .

John would rather that you will no call me tomorrow .

Which is the correct sentence and the explanation.....

  • In my searching, John would rather that you call me tomorrow is more correct. That is, it means that please, do not call me today.
    – HK Lee
    Feb 12, 2020 at 8:19

1 Answer 1


Neither sentence is correct.

The usual construction after ** would rather that you** is did (or did not) call me tomorrow.

However, this depends on the context and construction of the sentence, as illustrated in the examples that you will find below:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/would-rather-would-sooner http://masterkeyenglish.com/id-rather-you-id-prefer-you-to/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv107.shtml

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