Definition: 'Than'

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: than

Lexical Information:
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Conjunction
  • MORE and LESS are used with all adjectives of three syllables or longer to make the comparative form
  • MOST and LEAST are used with all adjectives of three syllables or longer to make the superlative form
  • MORE and LESS are used with many adjectives of two syllables to make the comparative form
  • MOST and LEAST are used with many adjectives of two syllables to make the superlative form
Usage Notes:
  • We can say DIFFERENT FROM, TO or THAN
  • We talk of the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN things
  • We use FROM after the verb DIFFER

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