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與其

ChineseEdit

 
and; to give; together with; take part in; (interrog. part.)
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
trad. (與其)
simp. (与其)

PronunciationEdit


ConjunctionEdit

與其

  1. rather than

Usage notesEdit

  • This is usually the first part of the rather than conjunctional construction and occurs before the unfavourable alternative. The second part of the construction contains the more favourable of the alternatives and is headed by 不如/寧可 (general use), 毋寧 (literary, formal) or 孰若 (literary, archaic).