ESL Writing

Useful Words and Phrases (Instead of / Rather than)

In the ESL writing worksheet, students have the chance to practice making sentences with the phrases "instead of" and "rather than".

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Instead of / Rather than - REVIEW

Rewrite these sentences using “instead of” or “rather than.”


1. I’ve had bad experiences with Western doctors, so I decided to go to a Chinese doctor.

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2. Although most of my friends studied in the US, I decided to study in the UK.

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3. In some countries, when people meet, they don’t shake hands, but they kiss each other.

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4. We wanted to go to Thailand on vacation, but the tickets were too expensive, so we went to Japan.

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5. If you saved your money and didn’t spend it all, you could buy something really nice.

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Now write two of your own sentences, using “instead of” or “rather than”:

1. ______________________________________________________________

2. ______________________________________________________________

 

 

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