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    then/than

    I know the difference between than and then. Then is pertaining to numbers/time and than is comparing/greater. I am not to sure about the following sentence. If a person miss more than (then) three days, he or she will be written up due to attendance.

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    Re: then/than

    If a person misses more than three days, ...
    Think of it this way, if you see the word more, you know that than comes next.

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    Re: then/than

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    I know the difference between than and then. Then is pertaining to numbers/time and than is comparing/greater. I

    If a person does not come in for work/is absent for more than three days in a row , he or she will be written up due to non- attendance.

    I wasn't too sure about the context this sentence was taken from, but wouldn't it have to be "written up due to non-attendance" ?

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    Re: then/than

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    If a person does not come in for work/is absent for more than three days in a row , he or she will be written up due to non- attendance.

    I wasn't too sure about the context this sentence was taken from, but wouldn't it have to be "written up due to non-attendance" ?

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    I'd say, written up for low attendance.

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    I'd say, written up for low attendance.
    oops, sorry.

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    #6

    Re: then/than

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    oops, sorry.
    Why sorry? The person who posted the question might just like your answer. After all, no one here is the be all and end all of posts. We try our best, and if we happen to err, we learn from our mistakes. Knowledge is power, so make a lot of mistakes so that people can correct you--in doing so, they share their power--sometimes, without even knowing it.

    Psst. I believe due to was the culprit. Further, non-attendance is OK, but doesn't that kind of mean zero attendance? I wouldn't write the students up, I'd expell 'em.

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