[Grammar] Can I use rather with sentences?

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Hello everyone,

Can I use rather with sentences? Or should it come before an adjective and adverb only?
 

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Can you give an example of what you want to say?
 

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They were smartly dressed - or rather thought they had (copied)
 

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They were smartly dressed - or rather thought they had (copied)
That sentence, with or without 'rather' is not correct English.
 

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They were smartly dressed - or rather thought they had (copied)
That sentence, with or without 'rather' is not correct English.

You may find the answer to your question here, definitions #2 and #3.
 
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