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    #1

    Rather than

    Hi guys,

    Is it right to say "I would do this rather than doing that" ?

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    #2

    Re: Rather than

    Not really... It would be correct to say, "I would rather do this than doing that." ;)

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    Re: Rather than

    I have no preference over the positioning of "rather" but I don't like the mix of "do" and "doing".

    I would rather do this than [do] that.
    I would rather be XXXing than XXXing.

    I would do XXX rather than [do] XXX.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Rather than

    But is it offensive to mix do or doing.

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    #5

    Re: Rather than

    Offensive? Are you sure that's the word you're looking for?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Rather than

    Quote Originally Posted by Elanguest English School View Post
    Not really... It would be correct to say, "I would rather do this than doing that." ;)
    That would not be correct. It would be like saying 'I would rather sing than dancing', which is clearly wrong.

    Please state that you are not a teacher at the head of each post, in accordance with the forum rules. Your username is giving students the mistaken impression that you are representing an academic institution.



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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Apr-2014 at 01:14.

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