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"Instead of" Vs "Rather than"

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"Instead of" Vs "Rather than"

Post Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:18 am
What is the difference between "Instead of" and "rather than"?

Any help on this is appreciated.

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Post Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:57 am
Rather than consists of an adverb and a conjunction and often means "and not,". It presents a preferred option. Example:

I decided to take the GMAT test again rather than quit my dream Wink


"Instead of" presents an option. "As opposed to" indicates a contrary option.

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