Instead 是副詞(adverb) 可做 代替,反而, 卻. 解釋.
如: If Jhon can't attend the meeting, I could go instead.
John did not join the army. Instead, he decided to become
He did not give me the money, but he gave it to Mary instead.
Instead of 則是 phrase(片語) 代替,而
如: Could I have a cup of coffee instead of orange juice?
You must have picked up my book instead of yours.