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How To Use 'Instead'

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Created Date: Sun 21 Aug 2011

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Have you ever been confused about how to use "Instead"? Why don't we use "Actually" or "Really"?

 

Answer:
Instead means "in the place of" or "alternatively".
For Example:
Instead of going to class, she went with her friends to the party.
Which one do you prefer, ice cream of potato chips? I'd rather have ice cream instead of potato chips.

Common Errors:
Tom seems to be aggressive. He is a good guy instead. => Tom seems to be aggressive. Actually, he is a very good guy.
Reason: No one is deciding whether Tom is a good guy or an aggressive man. We are confirming what kind of people he is. Therefore, we should use actually or really


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