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Sir,

1.I don't eat rice at night. I eat chapati instead.

2.I don't eat rice at night. Instead I eat chapati.

Which one is correct?

I want to know about the proper Position of instead.

Thanks.
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Hi,

"Instead" is an adverb. You have tremendous flexibility where you place it. So in that regard both 1 and 2 are correct. You probably decide more on cadence or sound.

To my ear...

Very precise or mechanical:
2. I don't eat rice at night. Instead I eat chapati.

Smoother flowing:
1. I don't eat rice at night. I eat chapati instead.

Other sentences will likely differ.

In summary, there are no hard and fast rules.

MountainHiker
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Sir,

Thanks for your quick reply and also clearing my doubts.

Would you please tell me the kind of adverb for the adverb "instead".

Thanks.
Hi,

I think you added this later portion later?
Would you please tell me the kind of adverb for the adverb "instead".


As far as I know, the "instead" adverb is merely an adverb. I am responding so that your message is bumped up and others will look at it.

MountainHiker