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When does one use 'thense' and when does one use 'then'?
 

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Patty said:
When does one use 'thense' and when does one use 'then'?

It's an archaic word for the most part. Of all the things that one should be concerned with when learning English, I don't think "thence" is very important at all.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=8&q=thence

thence ( P ) Pronunciation Key (thns, thns)
adv.
From that place; from there: flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow.
From that circumstance or source; therefrom.
Archaic. From that time; thenceforth. See Usage Note at whence

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=82344&dict=CALD

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thence [Show phonetics]
adverb OLD-FASHIONED OR FORMAL
from there:
We travelled to my parents' home and thence to my sister's.
 
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