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Hello, I'm having trouble understanding the use of "then" in the following sentence, though I get what the author is trying to say.
In times gone by, only the literate knew what was going on in the world, and “then” only after a long delay.
I'm taking "then" as "did so". Is the only way that make sense to me, but I'm not sure of this. Can you use "then" as a substitute of "did so"?
I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....