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    If these are not correct, why? What do these mean?

    1. I'd rather bleed with cuts of love than live without any scars.
    2. I'd rather bleed with cuts of love than lived without any scars. (Is this sentence conditional?)

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    Re: Than

    2 is incorrect- I'd rather + bare infinitive. I'd rather + name/pronoun + past tense.

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    Re: Than

    I'd rather + bare infinitive.
    Could you give me an example for this?

    And this as well:
    I'd rather + name/pronoun + past tense
    Thanks.

    For the first exmaple do you mean this:
    1. I'd live without any scars. (I'd rather + bare infinitive.)

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    Re: Than

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Could you give me an example for this?

    And this as well:
    Thanks.

    For the first exmaple do you mean this:
    1. I'd live without any scars. (I'd rather + bare infinitive.)
    1. is correct.
    2. I'd rather she went to Yale than Harvard.

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