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Which one is correct? 1) It's easier to draw than doing sports 2) It's easier to draw than do sports 3) It's easier to draw than to do sports

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  • What does your research tell you? Dec 25, 2018 at 9:49
  • They're all fine, but options 1) and 2) sound better. “Drawing is easier than doing sports” is simpler
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 25, 2018 at 9:53

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All of them are correct; 'than' is used both as a conjunction and as a preposition.

In this case, 'than' is a preposition with a gerund as its object:

It's easier to draw than doing sports.

Here it is a conjunction, which links the infinitives 'to draw' and 'to do':

It's easier to draw than do sports.

Note that 'than' can be used with bare infinitives (verbs without the word 'to').

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