“Than” and “Then”

Margie Wakeman Wells Uncategorized Leave a Comment

When there is a comparison, the word you want is than, not then.

…harder than I thought…
…smoother than the last one…

…acts better than she…
…performed better than he did the last time…

More and more, we are seeing the word then in this pattern — taller then John — just wrong, wrong, wrong!!! Then means “next” or “at that time.”

…saw him then at the match…
…then we turned to the…

Happy punctuating!

Margie

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *