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Hello
Can you tell me how to use'' rather than'' in sentences.
Thank you very much

A company should pour their money into protecting a polluted environmnet rather than supporting the development of art.
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It's when you want to express that it's better to do one thing than another.
Here in your example, someone thinks that it would be better for a company to put their money into protecting ...etc... than to support the development of art.
I would go with the red balloon rather than the blue one.
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Then I'd say " I'd rather go with the red balloon than with the blue one"
Position of "rather"
-- "A rather than B" or "rather A than B"

It is red rather than white. 26
It is rather red than white. 20

It is good rather than bad. 241
It is rather good than bad. 34

I am a student rather than something 9
I am rather a student than something 0

It rains rather than snows. 13.
It rather rains than snows. 0

I would die rather than do something 629.
I would rather die than do something 16600.

Hurm....really messy.

paco
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Hi,

Is it possible to use full infinitive here ?

I prefer to ride a horse rather than to ride a bike

Thanks in advance!
AnonymousHi,

Is it possible to use full infinitive here ?

I prefer to ride a horse rather than to ride a bike

Thanks in advance!
Why don't you do a Google search before posting? That'd give you the answer immediately:

278 for "rather than to ride"
37,600 for "rather than ride"
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