I read these two sentences in Quirk et al's Grammar:
Rather than Michael guarantee the load, it can be done by his father.
Rather than the load be guaranteed by Michael, it can be done by his father.
and I wonder, if it is a past event, how we should deal with the tense or verb form in the 'rather than' clause:
Rather than Michael/he _______ [guarantee, guaranteed, guaranteeing, (should) have guaranteed] the loan, it was done by his father.
And are there any other possible forms in different context?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by joham; 22-Mar-2012 at 09:53.