Cách dùng"rather" tiếng anh

· Cách dùng từ

I. Giới thiệu chung

1. Dùng"rather"như adv

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • I’m feeling rather tired.
  • She’s been treated rather badly. 
  • He rather enjoys telling other people what to do.
  • ‘Would you like to come for a ride?’ ‘Rather!’ 

2. Dùng"rather"như predeterminer (từ chỉ định)

=as a predeterminer (followed by ‘a’)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • This is rather a good wine.

3. Dùng"rather than"như liên từ (conjunction)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • It would be better to make a decision now, rather than leave it until later.

II. Cách dùng

1. Mang nghĩa"đúng hơn, hơn là"

=to a fairly large degree some rather nice chocolate biscuits/a little too much, or to a degree that is slightly too great


  • rather more/better/worse/bigger etc
  • rather too

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • He was rather a handsome boy. 
  • I realize that I’ve been rather stupid and selfish. 
  • Matt left rather suddenly without any explanation. 
  • It is derived rather from imagination than reason (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: điều đó xuất phát từ tưởng tượng hơn là từ lý trí)
  • The problem is rather more complicated than we had expected.
  • Don’t you think she’s rather young to be travelling abroad on her own? 
  • It’s a good essay, but rather long.  
  • Toby had drunk rather too much.

2. Mang nghĩa"dĩ nhiên là có; có chứ (nhấn mạnh trong khi trả lời)"

=used for introducing a true statement after saying that another statement is not true

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The purpose of Paxton’s book was not to make accusations. 
  • Do you know him ? - rather ! (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: anh có biết anh đó không? có chứ!)
  • Have you been here before ? - rather! (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: trước đây anh có ở đây không? dĩ nhiên là có!)
  • Rather, it was to provide information on which accusations might be based. 
  • Our aim was not to punish the rich, but rather to bring justice to the poor.

3. Mang nghĩa"hoặc là"

=used for correcting what you have just said


  • or rather

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • He couldn’t help us, or rather he didn’t want to. 
  • Who is Fred anyway, or rather who was he?

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