Definition Instead

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Definition

instead of (doing something): an alternative to (doing something), rather than (doing something)
preposition, adverb
Instead of precedes a noun or a gerund (verb + -ing):

I would prefer tea instead of coffee.
Instead of asking questions, you should just start working.

instead (end of sentence): rather than the other thing, in place of the other thing
adverb
The adverb instead (without of) is used at the end of a sentence:

They needed a banker, but they got a consultant instead.

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