I know after 'instead of' verb-ing is used. But I have found a sentence :
"My father wants me to be bold instead of be cautious".
Is it correct?
Can we use 'instead of being cautious' in the above sentence? Please clarify it.
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The sentence is wrong, although not because of the word "be". Ideally, the sentence should use "rather than" and not "instead of". "Rather than" is coordinating; "instead of" is subordinating.
My father wants me to be bold rather than be cautious.
You could also drop the repetition of the verb and just say:
My father wants me to be bold rather than cautious.