Paraphrase the following sentences as in the example. Use the Gerund.
He didn't help me. He made excuses.
Instead of helping me, he made excuses.
1.We didn't take a taxi. We walked there.Instead of taking a taxi, we walked there.2.She wasn't preparing for her test. She was watching TV.Instead of preparing for her test, she was watching TV.3.He didn't listen to me. He played computer games.Instead of listening to me, he played computer games.4.We didn't go to work. We stayed at home.Instead of going to work, we stayed at home.5.They didn't book a hotel. They bought a tent to sleep in.Instead of booking a hotel, they bought a tent to sleep in.6.She didn't clean the house. She rested.Instead of cleaning the house, she rested.7.He didn't look for a job. He procrastinated.Instead of looking for a job, he procrastinated.8.We didn't have breakfast. We only drank a cup of coffee.Instead of having breakfast, we only drank a cup of coffee.9.She didn't join a gym. She complained about her weight.Instead of joining a gym, she complained about her weight.10.They weren't patient with each other. They argued a lot.Instead of being patient with each other, they argued a lot.