Hey Muhammed, how are you? I hope you are doing just fine!
* May I provide you with information on the usage of the idiom ''would rather''?
Firstly, you should know that the ''I'd rather'', used in the context concerned, is a contraction of ''I would rather''. On average, when we speak about a specific preference (our preference now), ''would rather'' and ''would prefer'' have the same meaning and are interchangeable.
--> Would rather can be abbreviated to 'd rather .
--> Would prefer can be abbreviated to 'd prefer :
E.g.: ''We went to the theatre yesterday; today I would rather go to the cinema''.
E.g.: ''We went to the theatre yesterday; today I would prefer to go to the cinema''.
** NOTE: We say:
1) would rather . . . than...
2) would prefer . . . rather than or would prefer . . . instead of...
E.g.: ''It's such nice weather – I 'd rather sit in the garden than watch TV''.
E.g.: ''It's such nice weather – I 'd prefer to sit in the garden rather than watch TV''.
E.g.: ''It's such nice weather – I 'd prefer to sit in the garden instead of watching TV''.
*** We use a past tense after ''would rather'' when we speak about the actions of other people, even
though that action may be in the present or future:
E.g.: ''I'd rather you took a taxi (instead of walking) – it's not safe on the streets at night''.
E.g.: ''The film is quite violent. I'd rather our children didn't watch it''.
Hope that helps!!! :)