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Need Help distinguishing when to use 2 idioms

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What is the rule of thumb when determining when to use instead of and rather than? Please provide examples.

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What is the rule of thumb when determining when to use instead of and rather than? Please provide examples.

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Instead of books and apples i chose pencils and candies... :)

Rather than buying Jonhn's car he chose to look for other alternatives....

Stupid examples :) however, use instead of when comparing nouns and rather than when comparing verbs.....

BTW, the same goes for the following:

For comparing nouns use: Like, due to, instead of.
For comparing verbs: As, rather than, because of.

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Rather than is used as a conjunction whereas instead of is used as a preposition
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Guys you are awesome

Always bring out the fundas.

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