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    Default Rather than he did/do/doing

    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.
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    Default Re: Rather than he did/do/doing

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    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.
    "Rather than Michael guaranteeing the loan, it was done by his father."

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