I made up the following sentences. Which version is correct?
- I prefer being by myself and not depend on others.
- I prefer being by myself and don't depend on others.
- I prefer being by myself and not depending on others.
The first version looks to me a nice version to hear it. But negation of the verb seems to me wrong.
The senond one looks pretty grammatical.Due to we negate a verb with auxiliary verb do
The third one uses gerund. It doesn't nice to hear. But it make sense because it combines the sentence in a good structure: Subject+Verb(Gerund + Gerund)