SubCat comparatives
Lexical Range N/A
Level B2
Cando Can use 'rather than' + a non-finite clause to stress one element in a comparison.
Corrected Learner Example If you prefer watching TV rather than reading, you have to be critical: you mustn't in any way accept everything, every image that passes in front of your eyes. (Portugal; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)

I would say that we are keen on walking in the mountains rather than going on a shopping trip to Edinburgh. (Spain; B2 VANTAGE; 2004; Spanish - European; Pass)

So, at night they are mostly tired and it's much easier to sit down in front of the television set rather than take a book and read it. (Portugal; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)

I would prefer to sleep in tents rather than stay in rooms. (Greece; B2 VANTAGE; 2003; Greek; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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