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    Panamana is offline Newbie
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    Where should I put "instead" in this sentence?

    Where can I put "instead" in the following sentence: "Why would I go there, when [instead] I can go to..." Is that correct? If so, could "instead" be placed in other parts of that clause, for instance, after "I can"?

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: Where should I put "instead" in this sentence?

    Welcome to the forum, Panamana.

    'Why would I go to Norway when I could/can go to Sweden instead?' sounds better.

    (No offence to people from Norway.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Sep-2017 at 22:46.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Where should I put "instead" in this sentence?

    Panamana's original sentence works, though.

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