Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Instead"

The meaning of "Instead" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does instead mean?
A: ‘em vez de’, ‘ao invés de’
Q: What does instead mean?
A: It’s the word for expressing the replacement of something.

Why do we have to go to the movies every Saturday? Can’t we just stay home instead?

Instead of going to the McDonald’s today I prepared some food myself.
Q: What does instead mean?
A: When something else is done in place of something else that was supposed to happen
Q: What does instead mean?
Q: What does instead mean?
A: It means in replacement for another thing.

for example:
"I don't want to go outside. I want to stay home instead."

Example sentences using "Instead"

Q: Please show me example sentences with instead of.
A: "Don't rub your eyes, use an eye drop instead!"
"Instead of rubbing your eyes, use an eye drop!"
Q: Please show me example sentences with instead.
A: How about instead of eating chocolate, you go for a salad?
Instead of caring for my health, I'll just enjoy whatever I can.
You should be using a pen instead of a pencil!
I can't really think of daily expressions.
Q: Please show me example sentences with instead of.
A: I'd prefer drinking coffee instead of tea.

You could've called me instead of her.
Q: Please show me example sentences with nor (instead of or).
A: 1.) ‘It was neither here nor there.’
2.) ‘I didn’t want KFC nor did I want McDonald’s.’
3.) ‘I couldn’t remember where I had put it, nor did I have time to find it.’

‘Nor’ is only ever used in negative statements. It’s not a very commonly used word, so if you can’t decide whether you need to use ‘or’ or ‘nor’ then you can easily get away with using ‘or’.
Q: Please show me example sentences with instead of.
A: You can put actions after instead of with a contradicting statement after it. Such as.

Instead of going home, I went to the mall.

Instead of playing soccer, I played netball.

You can also put instead of in the middle of the sentence.

I played netball instead of playing soccer.

Synonyms of "Instead" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between instead of and rather than ?
A: Generally, they're synonymous and can be used interchangeably. Personally, I would use "rather than" in more formal/polite conversation.

"I want cheese instead of ham."

"I would like cheese rather than ham."
Q: What is the difference between instead of and rather than ?
A: Nearly zero difference.
The word "rather" has the connotation of preference, but other than that, they're the same.
Q: What is the difference between instead of and in lieu of ?
A: No difference.
"In lieu of" is more formal. It is used in official documents more than in everyday conversations.
Q: What is the difference between instead and instead of ?
A: Here's some examples:

I'd like to order a salad with avocado instead of chicken.

We went to the park instead of watching TV.

- Do you want chicken in your salad?
- No, can I please have avocado instead?

We didn't watch TV. We went to the park instead. (Or: Instead, we went to the park.)
Q: What is the difference between instead of and in place of ?
A: "Instead of" is used more frequently but they both have the same meaning.
"I want red roses instead of white."

"I want red roses in place of white."

Translations of "Instead"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? instead
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? instead
instead
A: bajaye
for eg:We ordered tea but were served coffee instead
i like red shirt instead of white tshirt
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? instead of
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? instead
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? instead
instadly
A: "Instead."

I'm a little confused by instadly?

Other questions about "Instead"

Q: instead of... Does this sound natural?
A: your voice is very nice, and this how to say this sentence faster or a bit more clear :3 hope I help you~
Q: “Ain’t” instead of am/are/is not, has/have/had not, do/does/did not, won’t? Does this sound natural?
A: I wouldn't recommend using ain't, ever.
Q: (instead of) Does this sound natural?
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Q: instead Does this sound natural?
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Q: instead Does this sound natural?
A: tú has metido una sola palabra... naturalmente va a ser natural porque es una sola palabra

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