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which one is correct "to go/going"? why?

Going out with your friends is more interesting than ******(to go/going)****** with your family.
the reason is more important for me than answer

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  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭
    edited May 2018 Accepted Answer

    A rule of thumb — that is, a simple rule which is almost always true — is that you shouldn't mix to- forms and -ing forms.

    Hamlet doesn't say To be or not being and he doesn't say Being or not to be.

    We say Seeing is believing. We don't say Seeing is to believe or To see is believing.

    This is why we wouldn't say
    Going out with your friends is more interesting than to go out with your family.

    The most natural version is
    Going out with your friends is more interesting than going out with your family.

    But it's also possible to say
    To go out with your friends is more interesting than to go out with your family.

    (I would repeat the word out because go and go out have very different meanings.)

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