rather than 可作连词词组使用，连接两个并列成分，表示在两者中间进行选择，意为“是 A 而不是 B ”、“要 A 不要 B ”、“宁愿 A 而不愿 B ”等，后面可以接名词、代词、形容词、副词、动词和动词不定式等。
He is a writer rather than a teacher.
John，rather than his roommates，is to blame.
The job will take months rather than weeks.
You，rather than she，are my guest.
We are to blame rather than they.
The colour seems green rather than blue.
It was made shorter rather than longer.
These shoes are comfortable rather than pretty.
The ship sank quickly rather than slowly.
He usually gets up early rather than late.
She left rather than stayed at home.
Rather than cause trouble，he went away.
Rather than have the radio repaired，he’d like to buy a new one.
I’d prefer to read in the library rather than at home.
I’d prefer to do it in this way rather than in that way.
He went to the park in the evening rather than in the morning.
7. 动词的－ ing 形式。例如：
She likes dancing rather than singing.
It is snowing rather than raining outside.
She is laughing rather than crying.
He had the house rebuilt rather than repaired.
We should help him rather than he should help us.
It was what he meant rather than what he said.
1.other than = except, but, apart from “除……以外”
There is nobody here other than me.
Someone other than your brother should be appointed
2. other than = besides “除……以外，还……”
English is now spoken in many countries other than England.
There were three people at the meeting other than Mr Day.
3.other than = not, instead of, rather than “不、非、而不是”
I borrowed some books other than novels.
4.other than = in any other way than “用除此以外别的方式”
You can’t get there other than by swimming.
other than + 名词/代词
The presence of elements other than iron greatly affects the
physical properties of steel.
You should get a little stifleness but other than that there
should be no side effects.
other than + 形容词
She can hardly be other than grateful.
I could not feel other than surprised. 我只是感到吃惊。
other than + 副词
She performed other than perfectly.
(12)I could not do it other than hurriedly.
other than + 介词短语
(13)We decided not to stop anywhere other than at his house.
(14)You can’t expect to get a pay rise other than with hard work.
other than + 过去分词
(15)The problem is other than settled. 问题还没有解决。
(16)The struggle cannot be other than protracted.
other than + 不定式
(17)He reread every page with no other purpose than to pass the time. 他一页一页地重读，不为别的，只为消磨时间。
(18)During the winter the hibernating animal can do nothing other than lie down and sleep. 在冬季，冬眠的动物只能躺下睡觉。
other than + 从句
(19)She is other than I thought. 她和我想象的不一样。
(20)I don’t wish her other than she is. 我不希望她改变现状。
(21)I can’t be other than I am. 我只能是我。
(22)The truth is quite other than what you think. 事实真相和你想的不一样。
①nothing other than “只是、仅仅”
(23)They were given nothing other than dry bread and water for their evening meal. 他们只得到了干面包和水作晚餐。
②no other than “正是、恰恰是”
(24)It was no other than my best friend, Mary.
③ no + 名词 + other than “正是……”
(25)It was no other person than Mr Smith.
④none other than “不是别人/别的东西，正是……”
(26)It was none other than Tom! We thought he was in Africa.