ESL Writing

Useful Words and Phrases

Review of the different ways to use "instead"

In this ESL writing worksheet, students are introduced to different ways to use the word "instead" in a sentence.

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Instead

You can also put “instead” at the end of a sentence.

Sentence Pattern:
A instead of B (+ing)
not B. A instead.

  • My wife wanted to buy a new car, but I decided to buy a used car.
    - I bought a used car instead of a new car.
    - My wife wanted to buy a new car, but I bought a used car instead.
  • I wanted to wear shorts, but it was too cold, so I wore jeans.
    - Because it was too cold, I wore jeans instead of shorts.
    - It was too cold, so I didn’t wear shorts. I wore jeans instead.
     

Rewrite these sentences, with “instead” at the end of the sentence.

1. I usually download songs instead of buying the CDs.

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2. I walked to work rather than driving today.

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73. Mary decided to give her money to charity instead of buying a new video game.

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4. Jake will go to graduate school rather than getting a job.

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5. I think I will drink tea today instead of coffee.

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