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    Instead?

    Can I use instead at the beginning of the sentence? e.g I did not go there. Instead, I stayed home.

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    Re: Instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by sevas View Post
    Can I use instead at the beginning of the sentence? e.g I did not go there. Instead, I stayed home.
    Not really no, it would be better as "I did not go there, instead, I stayed at home.

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    Re: Instead?

    Quote Originally Posted by sevas View Post
    Can I use instead at the beginning of the sentence? e.g I did not go there. Instead, I stayed home.

    *** NOT A TEACHER ***


    (1) It is only my opinion that your two sentences are perfect.

    (a) Please remember this is a non-teacher's opinion.

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    Re: Instead?

    My personal opinion (I claim no teacher's expertise here) - I am happy with your original version. i would probably say, " I did not go there. I stayed home instead". I, personally, don't like bhaisahab's version, but I am not saying that it's wrong.

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    #5

    Re: Instead?

    You can begin a sentence with anything - including and or but.

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