I was reading a book and came across the following piece of text:
each new affiliate that joined after the attack was, to a greater or lesser extent, mounting an insurgency in its home region, and each was allocating far greater resources to such battles than to striking international targets.
So, what’s the meaning of the ”than to”? What are the rules for using it? Does it mean the same as ”...and each was allocating far greater resources to such battles rather than striking international targets.”
Or is it correct to say ”I would rather end this on good terms than to fight and hate each other”