had/would?

In the following one, what is the meaning of the "I'd", I had or I would? Why?

I'd rather encourage you to create your own notebook.

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  • 2 months ago
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    had does not fit the sentence, so the obvious intention is would. I had encourage is not an acceptable verb form.  I had encouraged, perhaps, but it would require a second clause to offset the past perfect (something to serve as a later event after the I had encouraged event).

  • Ludwig
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    2 months ago

    In that example, it means "I would"

  • 2 months ago

    I would rather.  

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