What is the difference between then and than?

What is the difference between then and than?

Than is used in comparisons as a conjunction (as in “she is younger than I am”) and as a preposition (“he is taller than me”). Then indicates time. It is used as an adverb (“I lived in Idaho then”), noun (“we’ll have to wait until then”), and adjective (“the then-governor”).

How do you remember the difference between then and than?

The best way to remember the difference between the two is to associate then with time and order and than with any form of comparison. It may also help to note that the word than doesn’t really have a one-word substitute; it’s one of a kind. Take a look at this example: Carlos is taller than his brother.

How do you use then?

Then is also used to indicate what happens or happened next, or what should be done next, as in the following sentences:

  1. First I went to the store, and then I got gas.
  2. Finish your homework, and then you can watch TV.
  3. Turn right at the next street, then turn left at the light.

Is it other then or other than?

Is It Other Than or Other Then? If you are struggling to choose between “other than” and “other then,” remember that “other then” is almost always wrong, so it should usually be “other than.” We cannot collocate “then” with “other” (source).

Is it no later than or then?

Is it no later than or then? No later than is an adverb phrase that specifies a time at which something will happen. No later then is a mistake based on the homophones than and then.

Is then past tense?

Past Tense: By then, it was already too late. Present Tense: I am usually asleep by then. Future Tense: I’ll fetch you at eight, be ready by then.

What is the difference between OR and AND?

‘And’ is a type of coordinating conjunction and is commonly used to indicate a dependent relationship. Here, the two clauses are dependent on each other and both are true and take together. ‘Or’ is another type of coordinating conjunction, but it indicates an independent relationship.

Where do we use to and than?

Just remember, then is used for time, and than is used for comparison….Than is used to make comparisons as in the following sentences:

  1. I like cake better than pie.
  2. You and I are both taller than Gary.
  3. She would rather stay in than go out.
  4. We had eaten more than our share of the cookies.

How do you use compared?

Use compared with when juxtaposing two or more items to illustrate similarities and/or differences: His time was 2:11:10 compared with 2:14 for his closest competitor. Both prepositions, to and with, can be used following compare. Neither is more correct than the other, but a slight distinction can be made in meaning.