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  1. Ksunya's Avatar

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    #1

    than and then

    Good morning Can u tell me what is the difference between then and than?
    Thankx, Kseniya


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    #2

    Re: than and then

    Than is used for comparatives. For example: His family was richer than mine.

    Then is used for time. For example: We went shopping, then we went for lunch.

    Then in the above case, means afterwards or later.

  2. Ksunya's Avatar

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    #3

    Thumbs up Re: than and then

    Thank for help, Stacey
    I have been studying english for several years, but this thing always skips my mind. I hope this time I won't forget


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    #4

    Re: than and then

    No problem. I'm new around here and am really glad to be able to help out.

  3. BobK's Avatar
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    #5

    Re: than and then

    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyJ View Post
    No problem. I'm new around here and am really glad to be able to help out.
    Welcome, Stacey.

    Part of Ksunya's problem may be that, in many contexts - and especially in current speech (not necessarily informal) - they can both be pronounced /ən/, so they're easily confused.

    b


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    #6

    Re: than and then

    Thanks Bob....I sure understand that problem. I'm currently learning German and the subtle changes in sound can really be confusing.

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