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rather vs instead
by Kirti Lohiya - Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 06:22 PM

Hi Dagny,

Can you help me to differentiate betwwen these two.

Can we use instead in place of rather.

There are many questions in the OG which confuse me sad

Please help....


Re: rather vs instead
by Samir Singh - Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 06:05 PM
Rather is used in context with measure or to an extent or somewhat .Its not definitive.

In some degree: I rather thought you would regret it.
Instead is used as replacement  ,( instead of milk i was offered wine)
Make sure u use  
rather than and instead of  as idioms
Re: rather vs instead
by Kirti Lohiya - Friday, 16 April 2010, 09:54 AM
  Hi Samir,

Thanks for your response.
Just to confirm if i have understood it correct...

I like to eat rather than sleep at this hour.

I like to eat apple instead of banana.

M I correct?