As opposed vs rather than

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Sarp84224

Senior Member
Hindi
Is there any difference between “as opposed” and “rather than” when contrasting two things?

I would rather watch football as opposed/rather than watch golf.
 
  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    Yes, grammar and idiomatic use.
    I would rather watch football as opposed watch golf. :cross:
    I would rather watch football rather than watch golf. :cross:

    I would rather watch football as opposed to watching golf. (I doubt anybody would say it)

    I would rather watch football than golf.

    (cross-posting and agreeing)
     
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