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U.S. Citizenship


 

 


 

 

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 1. Instead of sports, he likes academics.

or ...

He likes academics instead of sports.

(instead of = something replaces another thing; something is preferred over another thing.)

student

 2. He chose a military career instead of going to college.

or

Instead of going to college, he chose a military career.

(note: "Instead of" is often followed by a gerund.)

boot camp

 

 3. It's better for your health to eat a lot of vegetables instead of a lot of meat.

 

vegetables

 4. I prefer antique radios instead of new ones.

 

radio
 5. He wants to work for himself instead of working for someone else. bike
 6. They've decided to go to work by bike today instead of by car. people riding bikes
 7. We had rain showers today instead of the sunny day predicted by the weatherman. rain
 8. Instead of going out for lunch, he usually eats at his desk, or he skips lunch completely. office worker
 9. He likes skateboarding instead of other sports.
skateboarder

 

 

 

 

 

Prepositions

about 

above 

across 

after  

along 

amid  

among 

around 

at

before 

below  

beside 

beyond 

but  

by 

despite  

down  

except  

for

in

inside  

into 

near 

of

off 

on

onto 

out

over 

past 

per  

to

under 

until  

upon  

via  

with 

within 

 

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