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# IDIOMS - Instead Of vs. Rathar Than

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31 Aug 2006, 18:02
"rather than" to contrast actions, and "instead of" to contrast nouns.

Mike prefers to study the basics, rather than jump right into the difficult questions.

Mike drinks green tea, instead of coffee.
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# IDIOMS - Instead Of vs. Rathar Than

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