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    #1

    "rather than" vs "instead of"

    dear,

    In the sentence " Tom enjoyed a leisurely afternoon (instead of,rather than) work and sweat.

    which phrase should be chozen? or both?

    thanks

    paula

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    Re: "rather than" vs "instead of"

    Quote Originally Posted by paula View Post
    dear,

    In the sentence " Tom enjoyed a leisurely afternoon (instead of,rather than) work and sweat.

    which phrase should be chozen? or both?

    thanks

    paula
    Hi

    Tom enjoyed...instead of working and sweating[ use gerund with "instead of"]
    Tom enjoyed....rather than work and sweat.

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