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Than and then

Millz

Better Call Saul
Staff member
V.I.P.
I'm 27 years old and I still don't know when to use which :lol:
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
And English is your native language. What a fail! :haha:
 

AnitaKnapp

It's not me, it's you.
V.I.P.
Idiot.
 

Rebeccaaa

yellow 4!
they just sound wrong and unnatural when used incorrectly.


aka there is no hope for you now :haha:
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
I'm sure you've been told the basics and you just forget so I won't explain it that way. Try this. If you're wondering whether it's than or then, add the word "and" or a comma "," before the word --- if your sentence sounds weird with those additions, then most likely you should use THAN. If it works, then it is THEN. I just thought of it now so I don't know if that fails as a mnemonic. :lol: It's just that you never say "and than", it's only "and then". And you never see a comma before than.
 

Dabs

Registered Member
Most people have troubles with the words:
there
their
they're

Pisses me off when I see a sentence....."their going to the store"
*ugh*
God damn....how hard can it be?? ~LoL~
 

Millz

Better Call Saul
Staff member
V.I.P.
the problem is that when i say them out loud they both sound perfectly fine to me haha
 

Tucker

Lion Rampant
Remember this and you may have it licked:

than
is for making comparisons

then, just like when, is used to describe time
 
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