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V23 Instead

Lesson Twenty-Three

instead

 

"Instead" is similar to "or." It describes a substitution or an alternative situation. "Instead" is often followed by the preposition "of."

examples

 

Candy tastes good, but it isn’t good for you to eat too much.

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Instead, consider eating fruit if you want something that’s sweet.

 

Newspapers aren’t as popular as they used to be.

Instead, many people are going online for their news.

Instead of entering a career as a stockbroker, he decided to become a professional skateboarder.

He should have gone to sleep. He stayed awake all night instead.
Ron was supposed to leave at 5:00; instead, he has to stay in the office and finish some paperwork.

Next: Lesson Twenty-Four

meanwhile

 

 

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