Rather than do/doing

Status
Not open for further replies.

aachu

Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Urdu
Home Country
Pakistan
Current Location
Afghanistan
Which of the following sentences is correct? If both are correct, whats the difference between their meanings?
1. Rather than firing the staff members church leaders followed a policy of..

2. Rather than fire staff members church leaders followed a policy..
 

aachu

Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2011
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Urdu
Home Country
Pakistan
Current Location
Afghanistan
To put it another way, what does the verb preceded by 'Rather than' take? A bare infinitive or a gerund? If both are possible, when a bare infinitive and when a gerund?
 

5jj

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 14, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
Czech Republic
Current Location
Czech Republic
Both are possible; there is no difference in meaning
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
aachu (Bless you!), please note that you need three dots for an ellipsis, not two, and that you could have used the Edit Post feature to add your follow up question to your original post.

Rover
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top