Learn the difference between these two similar looking words

Read through people’s Facebook feeds or Instagram posts and you’ll notice this mistake over and over again. So let’s take a look at the difference between then and than.

THEN is an adverb that is used to situate events in time.

Meaning:

  • at that time – I was living in Canada then.
  • after that – She won the first game and then the second game.
  • in that case – If you do what I tell you, then there’s nothing to worry about.
  • immediately – She made up her mind ‘then and there’.

THAN is a conjunction that is used when we want to compare something to something else.

Ex. English is easier to learn than German. Going to the mountains is better than going to the beach.

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