'Instead' is commonly an adverb in the English language. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.
Functions of 'Instead'
'Instead' as an Adverb
As stated above, 'instead' mainly functions as an adverb. Below, we are going to learn about the different kinds of adverbs it can be:
'Instead' as an Adverb of Manner
'Instead' mainly functions as an adverb. It is used to indicate something or someone in the place another. Look at the examples below for more clarification:
Harry thought it best to spend some time on himself. I went
Couldn't you gave us a call
Position in a Sentence
Instead vs. Instead of
As you know, 'instead' is an adverb. However, 'instead of' is a phrase and it must always precede a noun, a pronoun, etc. Compare:
The children watched a cartoon
As you can see, 'instead' mainly comes after all the other parts of a sentence.
As you can see, if we remove the noun phrase after 'instead of', it will make no sense.
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