I want to hang out with my friends

sania-baharat

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hello,
I am wondering if the sentences below are true?

I want to hang out with my friends on weekend rather than staying at home .
I want to hang out with my friends on weekend rather than to stay at home .
 

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hello,
I am wondering if the sentences below are true?

I want to hang out with my friends on the weekends/weekends rather than staying at home .

Only the first one (with either of the red corrections) is grammatically correct. However, I can't say if it's true or not.
 
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sania-baharat

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Only the first one (with either of the red corrections) is grammatically correct. However, I can't say if it's true or not.
Thank you Skrej. It seems to me that parallelism needn't to be implied in "rather than" structures.
 

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I'd go for parallelism.

I want to hang out with my friends at the weekend rather than stay at home. (This refers to one specific weekend.)
I want to hang out with my friends at weekends rather than stay at home. (This is a more general statement, not referring to a specific weekend.)

("at the weekend" = BrE; "on the weekend" = AmE)

Note that you had an incorrect space before the full stop at the end of your sentence.
 

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I want to hang out with my friends at the weekend rather than stay at home. (This refers to one specific weekend.)
I want to hang out with my friends at weekends rather than stay at home. (This is a more general statement, not referring to a specific weekend.)

Does sentence below follow parallelism pattern as well?
I want to hang out with my friends at the weekend rather than to stay at home.
 

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It does, but ems's version is more natural.
 
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