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    #1

    Is it correct?

    Is it correct to say:

    I think I'd rather stay at home this evening rather than go out.

    My opinion is "going " instead of go.

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    Re: Is it correct?

    The bare infinitive is the correct form of the verb to use here and the second "rather", while not incorrect per se is still unnatural and unnecessary.

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    Is it correct to say:

    I think I'd rather stay at home this evening rather than go out.

    My opinion is "going " instead of go.
    There are definitely too many "rather"s in that sentence for it to sound natural.

    I think I'd rather stay at home this evening than go out.
    I think I'd rather stay at home than go out this evening.
    I think I'm going to stay at home this evening rather than go out.
    I think I'm going to stay at home rather than go out this evening.

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