Example sentences of "would [adv] [noun] " in BNC.

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1 I would rather musicians took the latter course — and so , I bet , would you .
2 ‘ I would rather Germany played the proper Scottish team but I want to keep a sense of proportion .
3 ‘ I am sure that Michelle would rather John had n't been married to Alison , but that does n't mean to say she is going to go out and murder her , let alone involve her much-loved sister in the crime ’ .
4 In an effort to meet its 1991 inflation target , the government in October 1990 concluded with the UGT ( General Workers ' Union ) and the Employers ' Association a pact for the following year : average wage increases would be below 13.4 per cent ; the working week would be reduced from 48 to 44 hours ; the minimum monthly wage for industrial and farm workers would rise by 15 per cent , as would most pension and social security payments ; labour disputes were to be resolved through negotiation rather than industrial action .
5 Such a threat may constitute a bluff in that the prime minister would have more to lose if an election was called than would most MPs ( the PM could lose office : most seats are safe seats and so most MPs could expect to be reelected ) , but nonetheless it has proved a potent influence in determining parliamentary behaviour .
6 Would little Mikey Hatch become , like his father , a butcher ?
7 But spending that hundred thousand pounds as we were told at the time , would only part solve the problem .
8 To cover herself now would be like doing a striptease in reverse , and would only emphasis her uncomfortable consciousness of her bare flesh .
9 For a brief moment it seemed that the rain still hesitated , that it would only patter dispiritedly on the dust-filled gutters where its drops rolled like quick-silver .
10 That would only distress her .
11 Would the lack of charitable registration impair non-taxable status totally , or would only investment income be taxable as in the case of non-profit making social clubs ?
12 If they failed at the game , Camazotz would swiftly behead them , and their spirits appeared as stars in the eastern sky .
13 All the other main opposition parties except the conservative Popular Christian Party ( PPC ) boycotted the elections , arguing that the CCD would be an insubstantial body which would merely rubber-stamp presidential decisions .
14 Erm for instance , you go to one meeting and erm you would just sort of , mind you I think probably you may not agree , young people perhaps think this is the best way .
15 ‘ At table he would just glower at his food and refuse to talk .
16 This is particularly true of many 2∗ hotels which under less stringent classifications , would easily rate 3∗ .
17 I am very fond of my ex-editor , but on the whole I would sooner Bill got his pleasure from watching Fred Couples play golf than from reading open-razor letters to the Guardian .
18 decorative mirror , with or without a frame , is the type you would normally hand on a bedroom or living room wall , or perhaps over a mantlepiece to reflect the room .
19 He would generally lunch in one of the clubs to which he belonged ( by the end of his life , he was a member of the Athenaeum , the Garrick , and the Oxford and Cambridge ) although there were occasions when he would take guests to his favourite restaurant , L'Etoile , in Charlotte Street .
20 Would more Government money in the home stop young girls going out to engage in prostitution ?
21 So would more police , speedier courts , and better prisons and drug-treatment programmes .
22 Failure to keep their friends in office would rapidly doom the Cunningham interest in these burghs to extinction , as councillors and trades voters started to reconsider their former loyalties and to listen to the argument of the Haldane partisans that the colonel had the ear of government .
23 Is early detection possible and would early treatment help ?
24 Of course , if everyone knew their partners inside out , there 's a good chance no-one would ever plight their troth .
25 His vestigial liberalism or compassion persuaded him to resist the introduction of the poll tax for nurses and other deserving persons — but the Whips knew him as a man who would always toe the lobby line with a specious ministerial assurance , such as Nicolas Ridley 's promised poll tax rebate of £130 millions .
26 When the member of the team finds any colour she makes the sound of her team so that cows would always moo .
27 ‘ He said it was inevitable , that bad blood would always surface in the next generation , and that the only way he could hope to save me was to chase the devil from my soul before he got a proper hold . ’
28 A thorough grasp of molecular biological techniques is essential , and experienced in DNA sequencing and cDNA cloning would be advantageous , as would further knowledge of biochemistry or pharmacology .
29 For for fourteen er years ago when I studied erm communications at one of the things he said was the Sun paragraph would be short short of twenty words , whereas the tabloids would probably qualities they er full size papers would probably be longer , but interestingly enough the this introduction the introduction of the story about Princess Diana in the Sun is the same length as introduction about the story of Princess Diana in the Independent .
30 For example , the experience of members of the Women 's Cooperative Guild , who in both their own estimation and that of observers were adjudged respectable married women , shows that family misfortune , particularly in the form of sickness and unemployment , could quickly plunge a family into poverty , whereupon the wife would probably resort to strategies similar to those of her poorer sister .
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