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    Thank you Blacknomi.
    It is about language learning. The author first says the students should read this and that. Then he says " And instead of "read", I could just as well say "listen to".
    It seems in this sentence the phrase "instead of" is not used in its original meaning? "as well" means "too", not the set phrase "may/might just as well". Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by year2004
    Thank you Blacknomi.
    It is about language learning. The author first says the students should read this and that. Then he says " And instead of "read", I could just as well say "listen to".

    It seems in this sentence the phrase "instead of" is not used in its original meaning? "as well" means "too", not the set phrase "may/might just as well". Am I right?
    The author first says, "The students should read this and that." Then he says, "And instead of 'read', I could just as well say, listen to," like this,

    The students should listen to this and that.
    The students should read this and that.
    The students should read/listen to this and that.

    'And instead of 'read' means, rather than using 'read' in that sentence, I could just as well say/use' the words listen to (in place of/instead of 'read').

    All the best, :D

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