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1) Formula : Verb Root+ Infinitif yerine : Example beklemek  yerine: 覺nstead of waiting 

we add yerine to VR+覺nfinitif   beklemek yerine: instead of waiting (au lieu d´attendre in french)

Beklemek yerine  söylenerek gitti. Instead of waiting, he left grumbling.

almak yerine: instead of buying  

K覺z覺m yeni elbise  almak yerine eskisini  kulland覺:My daughter  used the old dress , instead of buying a new one.


2)Formula : Verb Root+m2kt2ns2  (2 means  e or a ;mektense  or maktansa look at lesson1)

Almaktansa rather than buying

gitmektense   Rather than going

içmektense  Rather than drinking


Sigara almaktansa  o paray覺 biriktirmek daha iyi: It´s bette to save the money  rather than  buying the cigarettes

O gürültülü barlara gitmektense sakin barlar覺 tercih ediyor: He prefers  calm,quiet bars rather than noisy ones.

Oraya yar覺n gitmektense bugün gidelim. Let´s go there today, rather than going tomorrow.


You try

Birey söyle.... .......sus dinle: be quiet and listen instead of saying something

Answersöylemek yerine

Try to say  I´d rather  drink (prefer) tea than water

su içmektense çay içerim 

su içmektense çay覺 tercih ederim.










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