Instead means “as an alternative”. “Instead” can be used as an adverb: He didn’t buy a cake. Instead, he bought some cookies. She didn’t go to Greece. Instead, she went to Italy. Don’t marry John. Marry me instead. “Instead of” is a preposition. It is followed by a noun or noun phrase: May I haveContinue reading “Instead”

Coming and Going

I have a friend who is learning a certain software to help her write a book.  Today I asked her two questions: How’s it coming with your study? How’s it going with your book? It opened my eyes to the similarity in these two questions and the possible difference. I think we tend to useContinue reading “Coming and Going”