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rather in English:

1. than

It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
He's shorter than Tom.
They say that girls spend more time worrying about how they look than boys do.
I've heard research has found that men are more likely to tell lies than women.
More than one hundred nations have approved the treaty.
When speaking to an international audience, it is perhaps best to speak English a little slower than usual.
To make up for his unpleasant experiences in the hospital, Tom drank a little more than he should have.
Rather than getting depressed, I'd probably feel hatred towards her.
You are richer than I am because your pay is double my pay.
Although he is gone, I still love him more than everything.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
The city can be reached in less than 20 minutes by car from here.
It goes without saying that country life is healthier than town life.
Are you aware that Okinawa is closer to China than to Honshu?
Humanity has suffered more from war in this century than ever before.

2. rather

She's rather clueless.
Our city is rather small in comparison with Tokyo.
In spite of the sunny weather, the air was rather chilly.
It is said that Japanese people are kind to people they know, but rather cold to those they don't.
We should spend our time creating content for our website rather than wasting time worrying about minor cosmetic details.
Rather than putting off this meeting, why don't we just call it off?
Rather than live a hundred years as a rabbit, live one day as a tiger.
Rather than getting depressed, I'd probably feel hatred towards her.
Even if it isn't true, it's still rather clever.
Ah, now I remember. I used a condom; something I rarely, or rather practically never, do.
So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity.
Or rather it seems, Kensuke arrived at the studio at the same that I and the other two were still coming.
Religion is too important a matter to its devotees to be a subject of ridicule. If they indulge in absurdities, they are to be pitied rather than ridiculed.
I'd rather go by train. I have a license, but no real driving experience, so I'm not very sure of myself behind the wheel.
The current imbalance between supply and demand is considered to reflect structural changes on the demand side, rather than being a cyclical phenomenon.

English word "rather"(rather) occurs in sets:

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3. instead

instead of me
According to research by Gunnar Samuelsson, Jesus may not have died on a cross. Instead, it's possible that he died on a pole or a tree trunk.
I bet you'd never heard of a Stroh violin before Tom Waits dug it back up! Anyway, it used a large metal horn as its resonator instead of a wooden box so it could be picked up better by recording equipment before the late 1920s.
Christopher Columbus disliked Spanish brothels, as he found them dirty and too expensive. Instead, he would go out to sea, get lured in - on purpose - by the Siren's song, and then have a rocking good time.
Instead of giving the money, that is the normal coin of the realm, which is the phrase that everyone used then, they would give them a token, and this token might be metal, might be wood, might be cardboard.
Instead of interacting with each other, each of the family members turned their attention to their mobile devices, engrossing themselves in their own entertainments.
Can you tell me instead, why the planets on the screen are coloured the way they are?
About the wedding ... It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be the main attraction, so instead of doing it on a shoestring, why not pull out all the stops and make a great show of it?
My sister didn't own up to breaking the lamp, instead she made up some story about aliens coming to Earth with the objective of destroying every piece of yellow furniture.
In the first years that Coca-Cola was produced, it contained cocaine. In 1914, cocaine was classified as a narcotic, after which they used caffeine instead of cocaine in the production of Coca-Cola.
Instead use words like "some", "many", "often", and begin statements with openers like, "In my experience, ...", "Excuse me if I'm wrong, but...", "In many instances, ...."
One of my Japanese teachers said "honya honya" instead of "blah blah." My ensuing laughter nearly gave me a hernia.

English word "rather"(instead) occurs in sets:

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