English Preposition Instead Of
Learn English Instead Of Preposition

Grammar Prepositions- Lesson Thirty Six

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Instead Of preposition in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

In our previous lesson, we covered the Inside If you just landed on this page, we suggest that you complete our previous lesson including its quizzes before continuing on this lesson.

Requirement Lessons

There is no required lessons for working and learning this lesson.


instead of


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.)


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. What’s a gerund? read English Grammar Gerunds with examples article to learn more.


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. 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.


Private Lessons in English

If you need help with quizzes of this lesson, you can hire one of our expert private English teachers by going to our Private English Tutors page and submit a request. When submitting your request, make sure to mention the grammar level and lesson number.

Next Grammar Lesson

In our next lesson, we will cover the Into Before moving to the next lesson, we suggest that you complete this lesson including its quizzes.

Related Grammar Lessons


Grammar Proposition Outline & Quizzes

If you wish to see all HiCafe lessons and quizzes related to proposition, you can visit the Grammar Preposition Outline page.


Practice English Grammar Skills

For a comprehensive practice of English grammar with quizzes, you can visit the Improve English Grammar Skills page to view HiCafe 250 grammar lessons in 7 levels plus prepositions and pronouns.