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    #1

    prefers to read rather than (to) exercise

    Is (a) or (b) the correct answer to the following synthesis question? Im inclined to go for (a) which omits to.

    Question: My sister does not like to exercise. She likes to read instead.
    a) My sister prefers (these words are fixed) to read rather than exercise.
    b) My sister prefers to read rather than to exercise.

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    #2

    Re: prefers to read rather than (to) exercise

    They both work for me.

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    Re: prefers to read rather than (to) exercise

    the answer given in the book is (b).
    I wonder if there is a grammar rule to it.
    Last edited by Oceanlike; 25-Dec-2015 at 13:36. Reason: added the second sentence

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    Re: prefers to read rather than (to) exercise

    I suppose they're looking for a parallel structure, but I think a lot of people would happily use a).

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