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Can I put 'creating' in place of 'create' in this sentence?

Robots are expected to eliminate jobs rather than create them.

Robots are expected to eliminate jobs rather than creating them.

Dictionaries define 'rather than' is at times a conjunction, at others a compound preposition. And I've checked out the similar case in this site. But I'm not quite sure of this specific sentence being grammatically right.

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It's best to employ parallelism in a sentence like this, so that the "eliminate" part matches up with the "create" part. Therefore, you'd probably want to use something like either one of these:

Robots are expected to eliminate jobs rather than create them.

It is expected that robots will be eliminating jobs rather than creating them.

So, yes, you can use creating instead of create, but you should restructure the sentence in order to do so.

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