I want to use "would rather... than" to show a comparison like this:
I'd rather buy Phone-1 than buy Phone-2.
I learned about it from Oxford Dictionary:
would rather… (than) - (usually reduced to ’d rather) would prefer
Example: to She'd rather die than give a speech.
But as you can see, both sides have a different verb (
give) but in my case it is same, i.e.,
Alternatively, I found another definition which seems slightly easy to me:
rather than - instead of somebody/something
I think I'll have a cold drink rather than coffee.
So my sentence would become:
I'd buy Phone-1 rather than Phone-2.
Which seems correct to me because in definition, there are different words (
cold drink and
coffee). And similarly, in my sentence (
Phone-2). But still I want to learn the use of first definition.
So I'm not sure if it's correct or not. So is it okay to use it like this or incorrect?