1. Instead of sports, he likes academics.
He likes academics instead of sports.
(instead of = something replaces another thing; something is preferred over another thing.)
2. He chose a military career instead of going to college.
Instead of going to college, he chose a military career.
(note: "Instead of" is often followed by a gerund.)
3. It's better for your health to eat a lot of vegetables instead of a lot of meat.
4. I prefer antique radios instead of new ones.
| 5. He wants to work for himself instead of working for someone else. |
| 6. They've decided to go to work by bike today instead of by car. |
| 7. We had rain showers today instead of the sunny day predicted by the weatherman. |
| 8. Instead of going out for lunch, he usually eats at his desk, or he skips lunch completely. |
| 9. He likes skateboarding instead of other sports. |