I would like to know if the following sentence is correct:
The Italian Renaissance had a pagan outlook. Instead, the English one was much more interested in religious ideas.
Can I use instead in this way, making a comparison? If not, why?
Could I substitute it with "On the contrary" ?
I woulda rather say The Italian Renaissance had a pagan outlook, while/whereas the English one....
BUT I would like to Know if the sentence with INSTEAD is acceptable anyway.
The sentence is fine grammatically. However, I recommend against using it. That is because a renaissance is an intangible thing. It is neither an individual nor a group. It cannot have ideas. Perhaos:Originally Posted by ripley
The Italian Renaissance had a pagan outlook. On the contrary, the English one was based much more on religion.All of your alternatives work fine.