These days most people prefer spend their time online than with families

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yi-ing

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Which one is correct?

A) These days most people prefer spend a long time online than spend with families.

B) These days most people prefer spend a long time online than with families.

C) These days most people prefer spend a long time online rather than with families.
 

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They are all incorrect. C would be correct if you add to after "prefer".
 

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Oppss!! What a mistake! Thanks.

Most people prefer to spend a long time online rather than with families.

Is following correct too?
Most people prefer to spend a long time online rathar than spend/spending with families
 
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I would add "their" before families.
You do not have to repeat "spend" in the sentence.
 

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You do not have to
It means we can use, but it is not necessary. Therefore, it is not wrong, but it is too wordy. Am I right? The reason Why I ask is that sometimes it is considered wrong.
 
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