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Common Mistake: "Than" vs. "Then"

One common mistake that many people make is confusing the words "than" and "then." While they may sound similar, they have different meanings and uses in the English language.

1. "Than"

"Than" is used when making comparisons between two or more things. It is often used to show a difference in quantity, quality, or degree.

  • Example 1: She is taller than her brother.
  • Example 2: I would rather have tea than coffee.

2. "Then"

"Then," on the other hand, refers to a specific time or sequence of events. It is often used to show the chronological order of actions or to indicate a consequence or result.

  • Example 1: She finished her work, and then she went home.
  • Example 2: If you study hard, then you will pass the exam.

It is crucial to use these words correctly, as using "than" when you mean "then," or vice versa, can lead to confusion and misunderstandings in your writing or speech.

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..., than, ... (then) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
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