than vs then : Common Errors in English

About than vs then

When comparing one thing with another you may find that one is more appealing “than” another. “Than” is the word you want when doing comparisons. But if you are talking about time, choose “then“: “First you separate the eggs; then you beat the whites.” Alexis is smarter than I, not “then I.”

then Meaning(s)

  • (n) that time; that moment
  • (s) at a specific prior time
  • (r) subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
  • (r) in that case or as a consequence
  • (r) at that time

than in News

  1. More than 15,000 without power

    More than 15,000 Loudouners are without power at this time following a massive thunderstorm that barreled through the county after 3 p.m. today.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror

  2. 'More Than Honey' Sees A World Without Bees

    More Than Honey is an expansive journey of a documentary — ranging from California to China — on a topic whose implications are even more far-reaching: the rapid disappearance of bees, or "colony collapse." Filmmaker Markus Imhoof looks at our global dependence on the threatened insects.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: NPR

  3. More Than 100 State Legislators in Wheeling Next Week for W.Va.'s 150th Birthday

    More than 100 legislators are expected to be in Wheeling to celebrate West Virginia's 150th birthday on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. They will be in meetings at Independence Hall, Wheeling Island
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WTRF Wheeling

then in News

  1. Video: Dufner puts ball, then club in water

    Video: Jason Dufner puts ball, then club in water.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: The Golf Channel

  2. USD/JPY Rallies, then Falls, as U. of Mich Confidence Misses Slightly

    USD/JPY Rallies, then Falls, as U. of Mich Confidence Misses Slightly
    on June 14, 2013 Source: DailyFX via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Heat get mad, then even

    Heat get mad, then even Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:20 am, Friday, June 14, 2013 Riding big performances from their Big Three, the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in Game 4. James had 33 points and 11 ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Albany Times Union

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