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And not: “Gibson guitars—with their carved tops and necks that are fitted and glued to the body, rather than bolted on—are expensive to make” (Joshua Rosenbaum).preposition
Instead of: “diseases in which the immune system plays the villain rather than the protector” (Sandra Blakeslee).