I found the following sentences in the thread, but I'm still confused. My first question is in the following strucutre, when you start a sentence would rather , the verb after than should be verb root form? I'd rather sleep than watch television. but in the following structure, which has no would rather, I find gerund and verb root form after than. I want to go swimming rather than skiing." "I want to drive the car rather than walk" Then, if I change the sentence structure as follows, do I have to use only verb root form or gerund is also possible? I'd rather drive than walk. or I'd rather drive than walking? Please explain it to me the rule!!