instead or however

jasonlulu_2000

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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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GoesStation

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Only however​ is possible.
 

jutfrank

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