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.
Yes, you could use "to criticize." I would, however, probably write: They to further than to merely criticize the bad attitude toward janitors.
Excellent answer. Thank you.
It is humbling to think of the fardels janitors must bear, especially when with bare bodkin, a quietus they could make.