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The usage of instead of // English Grammar


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good afternoon irina

yes, if there is a verb after instead of, you will have to use a gerund.

sample sentence:

I would rather use a baseball bat to kick your ass instead of using a pistol    :wacky:

I try to give a funny example so you are more likely to remember it, hehe

If you use instead without of, it is an adverb. As a preposition, instead is never used alone. So, in this case, you will always need to use instead of.

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