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Today we will discuss how to use “rather than” in the sentence. Let’s get started!
Basically, the role of “rather than” depends on the type of sentence in which it’s being used.
Rather than in sentences, it functions as an adverb, conjunctions and prepositions.
1. As an adverb, to indicate a preference, degree, or accuracy.
” I would rather not go.“
” She is a doctor, or rather, a surgeon.”
2. As a conjunction, parallel grammatical constructions appear on each side of rather than.
“For exercise, I walk rather than run.”
” Rather than repair the car, I prefer to buy a new one.”
3. As a preposition, rather than is synonymous with instead of and begins subordinate clauses.
” Rather than driving, he rode his bike to work.”
“Rather than using dried herbs, he picked fresh ones from the garden.”