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Which one of the following sentences is correct, and why?

“I would rather you take care of the children.”

“I would rather have you take care of the children.”

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Both are acceptable, with possibly different shades of meaning.

I would rather you take care of the children (than anyone else).

I would rather have you take care of the children (than help in any other way).

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  • The second could also have the implication "while I do something else". Jul 1, 2022 at 8:34

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