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In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over spot-welding is that the contact,
and hence the bonding, is effected continuously over a broad surface instead of a series
of regularly spaced points with no bonding in between.
(A) instead of
(B) as opposed to
(C) in contrast with
(D) rather than at
(E) as against being at
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Re: Idiom [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2011, 05:22
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E is out "being"
B is awkward out
C - "in contrast with" is used to compare like things. It is inappropriate in this context
A - instead of cannot be used to compare clauses

D remains.

Moreover the comparison is

bonding is effected continuously over a broad surface rather than at a series of regularly spaced points

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In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over spot-welding is that the contact,
and hence the bonding, is effected continuously over a broad surface instead of a series
of regularly spaced points with no bonding in between.
(A) instead of
(B) as opposed to
(C) in contrast with
(D) rather than at
(E) as against being at
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Re: In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2015, 13:12
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In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over spot-welding is that the contact,
and hence the bonding, is effected continuously over a broad surface instead of a series
of regularly spaced points with no bonding in between.
(A) instead of
(B) as opposed to
(C) in contrast with
(D) rather than at
(E) as against being at


How to decide between instead of and rather than here??
I think the verb is effected makes it necessary to use rather than and not instead of.

Experts pls comment on that.
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Re: In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2015, 01:19
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‘Instead of’ means ‘in the place of’. In contexts when we have a dilemma of choosing between one or the other 'rather than' is more befitting.

In metal work one advantage of adhesive-bonding over spot-welding is that the contact, and hence the bonding, is effected continuously over a broad surface in the place of a series of regularly spaced points with no bonding in between

We can see how 'rather than' fits in better. I have hardly seen 'instead of' being approved by GMAT in such circumstances.
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Re: In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2016, 05:04
What is the idiom being tested here?
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In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2016, 03:34
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What is the idiom being tested here?


In this example - One aspect is the use of "Rather Than" preferred to "Instead of"

Meaning : Rather Than = Preference

Technically: Rather than is a parallel marker. X rather than Y.

X = Continuously over (idiom) a broad surface

Y = At a series of regularly spaced points

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