when we are talking about specifics, would rather is used
as an alternative to would prefer to followed by an
infinitive. Would rather is very common in spoken English and is
often abbreviated to 'd rather. It is used in this form with
all personal pronouns:
/ you'd / he'd / she'd / we'd / they'd rather?
you like to go out for dinner tonight? ~ No, I think I'd rather
eat at home / I'd prefer to eat at home.
you rather drink beer or wine with the curry ~ I'd rather drink
beer. What about you?
rather have the strawberries by themselves, but I'd prefer to
have them with cream.