The difference between then and than
Then and time have an e in them. Than and comparison have an a in them.
One letter different, but a world apart in meaning, these two little words are commonly confused. You are not alone!
Than is used in comparisons.
She is older than him.
Other than that …
Then is used in relation to time or a sequence of events to mean at that time or soon after.
The meeting discussed expenditure, and then broke for lunch.
- Than is used in comparisons and both than and comparisons have an a in them.
- Then is used in relation to time and both then and time have an e in them.
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