Friday, October 10, 2008

Than Vs. Then

yea this is more for me THAN you,


Unlike then, than is not related to time. Than is used in comparative statements.

~He is taller than I am.
~Other than the interest on a small inheritance, he had no income.
~Today's students certainly do seem to read less than students in previous generations did.


Then is used either as a time marker or with a sequence of events.

~I took all of the exams in the morning, and then I spent the rest of the day catching up on sleep.
~Back then we knew what was expected of us.
~I bought apples from this orchard last summer, but I seem to remember paying more for them then.

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