My wife has a preference for casual clothes rather than formal ones.
My wife has a preference for casual clothes instead of formal ones.
Focus your attention on something you want to take up rather than give up.
Concentrate on something you want to take up rather than give up.
The value of good advice is not measured by money but by your gain.
He received his compensation in stock rather than cash.
It was not his mistake-free performance but his unyielding determination that won the admiration of us.
It was not lack of wisdom but lack of perseverance that enabled him to suffer the same fate.
It was lack of perseverance rather than lack of wisdom that enabled him to suffer the same fate.
lt was not a shortage of wisdom but a shortage of perseverance that enabled him to suffer the same fate.
lf we wish change to come, what we must do is not to wait for other:people's action but our own action.
lf we wish change to take place, what we must do is act instead of waiting for other people's action.
Recession is a period of time in which the economy contracts rather than grow.
It was not because of her beauty hut because of her sincerity that struck at that time.
He was struck not due to her beauty but due to her sincerity at that time.
lt is oranges rather than pears that are packed with vitamin C and minerals.
It is oranges rather than pears that contain a lot of vitamin C and minerals.
lt is not by mistake but by great good fortune that you have reached your current
Children should be motivated to read books rather than play electronic games.
Children should be encouraged to do some reading rather than play electronic
Hand-made products instead of machine-made ones are more expensive.
lf you know more, you can make a wiser choice based on facts rather than assumptions.
lf you know more, you can make a wiser choice on the basis of facts rather than on
the basis of assumptions,
The secret to happiness lies not in doing what you like but in being able to appre-ciate what you do.
You should get married for love rather than for marriage.
Strangely, difficulties tend to be caused by something you like rather than by something you hate.
something you dislike.
Generosity is not something we learn but something we are born with.
Generosity is not what we learn but what we are born with.
The invention of the bulb by Edison is not a coincidence but the result of his efforts.
What makes the world progress is fashion rather than money.
What enables the world to progress is fashion rather than money.
Sometimes I do things, not because they give me any pleasure, but because the
alternative choice of leaving them undone is even more unsatisfactory.
What matters now is not whether the plan sounds right in theory, but whether it
works in practice.
If you don't take the medicine in the right dosage, it can be harmful instead of being workable.
As to the backward students, what they need is not sympathy but help.
To the backward students, what they need is not compassion but help.
Most people spend their lifetime pursuing happiness, so a person's success lies not
in fame and wealth but in everyday happiness.
What today's firms need most is not money but talent.
The key to the company's success is that consumers are choosing its products rather
than being forced to buy them.
A husband should regard it as his duty to bring happiness to his wife rather than
demand her to share weal and woe with him.
The stamp which is out of print has high value.
The stamp which is out of print is of high value.
In collaboration with these scientists, you will learn more.
In cooperation with these scientists, you will learn more.
They got a bachelor's degree at the cost of four years' hard work.
They got a bachelor's degree at the sacrifice of four years~ hard work.
I am sorry, shoes of your size are out of stock.
I am sorry, shoes of your size have been sold out.
When the news reached him that his father was seriously ill, he was on pins and needles.
When he got the news that his father was seriously ill, he was on pins and needles.
A series of activities will be organized in celebration of our National Day.
A series of activities will be organized in observance of our National Day.
In case of emergency, ring the bell.
A car with a GPS device will enable the driver to find his destination more efficiently.
A good university should better serve the world through the quality