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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    instead or however

    The following term, I registered for an ASL class. The professor was deaf and any talking was prohibited. I soon realized that the silence was not unpleasant. ___________, if there had been any talking, it would have caused us to learn less. Now, I appreciate the silence and the new way of communication it opens.
    A. Instead B. However

    The above is from our national college entrance exam.

    I think both make sense in this context.

    What does a native teacher think of it?

    Thanks!

    Jason
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    Re: instead or however

    Only however​ is possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: instead or however

    Hello, I find my test question comes from this article:

    http://www.campustimes.org/2013/04/1...ds-of-silence/

    In the last but one paragraph, the author uses "instead". So, is "however" also possible, right?

    Thanks again!

    Jason

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    Re: instead or however

    I can't see how However fits. Instead is a bit better.

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