Common mistake 'Them (Then)' at sentence start

Common Mistake: 'Them' at the Beginning of a Sentence


Starting a sentence with the word 'them' is a common mistake that many people make. The correct word to use in this context is 'then.'


The word 'them' is a pronoun that is used to refer to a group of people or things that have already been mentioned. It is not used to indicate the sequence of events in a sentence. On the other hand, 'then' is an adverb that is used to show the order or time when events occur.


  • Incorrect: Them we went to the park.
  • Correct: Then we went to the park.

In the incorrect example, starting the sentence with 'them' creates confusion and does not convey the intended meaning. However, in the correct example, 'then' is used to indicate the sequence of events, making the sentence clear and logical.

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'Them (Then)' at sentence start mistake examples

  • Correct:
    And then it became clear.
  • Incorrect:
    Them it became clear.

    Then it became clear.

  • Incorrect:
    Than it became clear.

    Then it became clear.

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