Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 02:10 am
Could I use to criticize?

-They go further than merely __ the bad attitude towards janitors.

My friend says 'than' is a preposition and only -ing is possible after it; but my opinion is different: in English, the verb form after 'than' is not fixed. Sometimes I see 'than doing'; sometimes I see 'than to do'; sometimes 'than do'. I am not sure whether that rule regarding prepositions applies.
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Reply Sat 26 Sep, 2015 02:15 am
Yes, you could use "to criticize." I would, however, probably write: They to further than to merely criticize the bad attitude toward janitors.
Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2015 03:41 am
Excellent answer. Thank you.
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Tes yeux noirs
Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2015 05:20 am
Oh, those poor janitors!
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2015 02:12 pm
It is humbling to think of the fardels janitors must bear, especially when with bare bodkin, a quietus they could make.
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