Student or Learner
- I would rather get coke rather than/instead of coffee.
- I would prefer to get coke rather than/instead of coffee.
I would like to ask if we can use 'instead of' instead of 'rather than' in those sentences.
I am a native English speaker with an interest in the English language. I am not a qualified English teacher.
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Is there any reason why you would use 'instead of' or 'rather than'?
"I would rather get coke rather than coffee" is not a natural sentence we would not use "rather" twice. That alone makes "instead of" the right choice for the first one.
I would rather get Coke than coffee.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.