I came across a sentence that goes: Ann made students think for themselves rather than telling them what to do. May I say "Ann made students think for themselves rather than told them what to do." It seems to me that "told" should be in parallel with "made". Or is it possible to replace "telling" with "tell" here? I understand that in the following sentence, both a bare infinitive and a jerund seem to be acceptable. I think I'll stay at home rather than go/going out. Any comments on this? Thank you.