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Hi, I've come across the following sentence and I have the impression that it's supposed to be than bringing. Correct me if I am wrong.

*Rather than bring the full force of our creativity and rationality to bear on the problems of ethics,.. *

Thanks in advance.
innertide
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It depends on what the rest of the sentence is. What is it?
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Hi,
this is the whole part :
Rather than bring the full force of our creativity and rationality to bear on the problems of ethics, social cohesion, and even spiritual experience, moderates merely ask that we relax our standards of adherence to ancient superstitions and taboos, while otherwise maintaining a belief system that was passed down to us from men and women whose lives were simply ravaged by their basic ignorance about the world.

thanks.
innertide
Rather than is usually followed by an infinitive without to.
Consider:
Rather than wait anymore, I decided to go home by taxi.

See Practical English Usage by Micheal Swan, 3rd ed., p. 257.
Hi Nikoo,
Earlier today I was filliping through Michael's book, but I just couldn't seem to find anything readily understandable regarding my inquiry.
Anyway based on a quick web search, here's what I've found :

Rather than is normally used in parallel structures: for example with two adjectives, adverbs, nouns, infinitives or -ing forms. When the main clause has a to-infinitive, rather than is normally followed by an infinitive without to. An -ing form is also possible.
  • I would prefer to leave now rather than wait.
  • You ought to admit your crime rather than defend it.
  • I would prefer to go in August rather than in July.
  • I decided to write rather than phone/phoning. (NOT …than to phone)


thanks for your time.

innertide
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