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    using past tense after rather than

    Hello,

    Would it be correct to use past tense after "rather than" as in the following sentence?

    I stayed home last night rather than went to cinema.


    According to my knowledge we can only use simple present tense or present participle after " rather than". Please correct me if I am wrong.


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    Re: using past tense after rather than

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos View Post
    Would it be correct to use past tense after "rather than" as in the following sentence?

    I stayed home last night rather than went to cinema.
    No.

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    Re: using past tense after rather than

    No.

    Rather than go to the cinema, I stayed at home.
    Rather than going to the cinema, I stayed at home.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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