I don't understand the choice of the following sentence:
Rather than _____ trouble, he left.
a. cause b. to cause c. causing d. caused
The key is a. But as far as I know rather than should be followed by parallel parts. So can I choose d?
I think causing trouble would be more likely to be used in a "positive" statement, thus:
- He was causing trouble, so he was expelled from the meeting.