Having taken into consideration the link above, could we use the following to talk about either a general statement or a specific one?-- I mean just the following has the capacity for showing either of the previous statement, not the other ones such as prefer, would prefer, and so on.
Please feel free to ask me any question, so that you can get what I really want to know. Any help would be appreciated
I would rather go swimming-- as a general statement, i.e., as a habit or favourit activity.
I would rather go swimming now.-- as a specific statement, i.e., at the time of talking.
Basically, my question is the fact that we could use the phrase would rather to show either of the situations. Nonetheless, we could not use the other phrases like prefer and so on to show such a function at the exact time