| #2 (permalink) Sun Aug 28, 2011 0:25 am I prefer e-mail to fax machines
|At the very least, to use 'instead' you also need 'of':
I prefer e-mail to fax machines...
I prefer e-mail instead of fax machines...
However, 'instead of' would not represent the same vocabulary choice in this sentence, because 'instead' means 'as an alternative to' rather than 'as a comparison with', which is what 'to' does here (introduce the second part of a comparison).
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