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    jiang is offline Key Member
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    another question

    I don't understand the choice of the following sentence:

    Rather than _____ trouble, he left.

    a. cause b. to cause c. causing d. caused

    The key is a. But as far as I know rather than should be followed by parallel parts. So can I choose d?

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    Jiang

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    I think causing trouble would be more likely to be used in a "positive" statement, thus:
    • He was causing trouble, so he was expelled from the meeting.

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