Common mistake and than (then)

Common Mistake: Using "Than" instead of "Then"

One common mistake that many people make is confusing the words "than" and "then." Although they may sound similar, they have different meanings and should be used in different contexts.

1. Than

The word "than" is used when making comparisons. It is used to show a difference in quantity, degree, or quality between two things or people.

  • She is taller than her sister.
  • He has more money than I do.

2. Then

The word "then," on the other hand, is used to indicate a sequence of time or events. It is used to show what happened next or the consequence of something.

  • I finished my work, and then I went to the gym.
  • If it rains, then we will stay indoors.

It is important to use the correct word depending on the intended meaning. Confusing "than" and "then" can lead to misunderstandings and confusion in your writing.

Linguix grammar checker is a helpful tool to ensure that you are using "than" and "then" correctly. It can detect and suggest corrections for common grammar mistakes, including this one.

and than (then) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    How to add equal values and than replace them with their sum?

    How to add equal values and then replace them with their sum?

  • Incorrect:
    Since than we've released two new versions.

    Since then we've released two new versions.

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