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D00M
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 10:32:46 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

Rather than push the issues off for another decade, Mr. Trump is betting he can force Iran into a new negotiation.


Is the above grammatical?

Should it not be "rather than pushing"?

I am looking forward to your answers.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 10:55:24 AM

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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

Rather than push the issues off for another decade, Mr. Trump is betting he can force Iran into a new negotiation.


Is the above grammatical?

Should it not be "rather than pushing"?


I'm not grammarian, but it does sound better to use the "-ing" ending for both. So I think you are correct.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
NKM
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 11:13:41 AM

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While "rather than pushing" might seem better grammatically, "rather than push" is quite acceptable — at least to my American ear.

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