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I could get the word "instead" well in the context below. Does it mean "instead that he hopes in the future to (encourage the companies to divide such gifts...)?"

Context:

Norton said he hopes in the future to work with companies that give large donations to one particular foundation or charity, and instead encourage them to divide such gifts among their employees and allow the employees to choose a recipient. The result, he said, would give everyone in the company the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause, making them happier, while encouraging charitable giving.
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Your paraphrase is grammatically imperfect, but-- yes, he wants to encourage the companies to divide their donations.
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There is a typo in my first sentence, about which I should say "I couldn't get ... well."

My question is that Nortan means "he hopes to cooperate with the companies and support the companies to donate large amount of money to one particular foundation or charity,, and he doesn't want to courage the companies to divide the large donations to their employees...
Have I got it right?
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Hi,

I couldn't get well the word "instead" well in the context below. Does it mean "instead that he hopes in the future to (encourage the companies to divide such gifts...)?"

Context:

Norton said he hopes in the future to work with companies that give large donations to one particular foundation or charity, and instead hopes to encourage them to divide such gifts among their employees and allow the employees to choose a recipient. The result, he said, would give everyone in the company the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause, making them happier, while encouraging charitable giving.

My question is that Nortan means "he hopes to cooperate with the companies and support the companies which donate large amount of money to one particular foundation or charity,, and he doesn't does want to encourage the companies to divide the large donations to among their employees...
Have I got it right? No, see my edits.


Simply put, his idea is 'Companies, don't give big gifts to a charity. Give the money to your employees, and let them give it to whatever charity they choose'.

Best wishes, Clive




Thank you Clive.
Your simple putting is so clear that I have got anything about the question. According to your explanation, it seems that the word "instead" can be deleted in that context: He will work with the companies, and encourage them to divide the donations and give every employee his/her due share.

Why not delete the word "instead"? Why not? It has confused me so much!
Hi,

Norton said he hopes in the future to work with companies that give large donations to one particular foundation or charity, and instead hopes to encourage them to divide such gifts among their employees and allow the employees to choose a recipient.

Your simple putting is so clear that I have got anything about the question. According to your explanation, it seems that the word "instead" can be deleted in that context: He will work with the companies, and encourage them to divide the donations and give every employee his/her due share.

Why not delete the word "instead"? Why not? It has confused me so much!

I wouldn't delete the 'instead'. It stresses to the reader that what follows is a substitute for, or alternative to, what was previously mentioned.

Best wishes, Clive
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