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INSTEAD [OF]   [〜の]代わりに

To do one thing instead of a second thing means that you do the first thing RATHER THAN the second thing. Instead of is followed by a noun or the "-ing" form of a verb.

When it is clear what the second thing is, we can simply say that a person does the first thing instead.

instead of は、〜の代わりにという意味です。instead of の次には、名詞か動詞の -ing 形がきます。

状況がはっきりしているときには、of 以下は省略して、単に instead と言うことができます。
 
 
1.Why don't you wear your red dress instead of that ugly gray one?
2.You should walk or take your bicycle once in a while instead of driving everywhere.
3.(in a restaurant)
a:A piece of pumpkin pie, please.
b:I'm sorry, we're out of pumpkin. Would you like apple or cherry instead?
4.Miss Thompson is sick today, so Mr. Williams will be teaching the class instead.
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