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Then or than? Please show an example on how to use.

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  1. Randi Doucet Randi Doucet says:

    Is Google broken?

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  2. He was alot bigger THAN her back THEN

    Lol

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    • Sigrun Jones Sigrun Jones says:

      he was a lot bigger than SHE back then..

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    • Sigrun Jones Sigrun Jones says:

      Charlene Piche It sounds weird because it’s usually said wrong. Your sentence implies “He was a lot bigger than she (was)” You wouldn’t say “her was”. her is a possessive, like “her book”. Or when used with “to” like in ” give the book to her”.

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  3. I am better THAN you.
    I will see you THEN.

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  4. Rather than telling you the answer I’ll encourage you to research it yourself. Only then will you know for certain.

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  5. Cathy Martel Cathy Martel says:

    Than is used for comparisons, then is used for timelines.
    Easy.

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  6. Then is used to describe time. Then I went for a walk. Than is used to compare. Dogs are better than cats

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  7. I’d rather fuck your husband more than you, but then again….

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  8. Than= Choosing one of two options over the other.

    Then- following, to take place after.

    I’d rather have a burger than a hotdog. However, if I’m really hungry, I’d quite enjoy a burger then a hotdog.

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  9. I would rather work than stay home.
    I went grocery shopping and then stopped for a coffee.

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  10. Then is used in reference to time, Than is used to compare

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  11. Sam Morgan Sam Morgan says:

    Than is a comparison.

    Then is a reference to time.

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  12. Maja Black Maja Black says:

    Then is a time thing.(add eggs then flour) or (way back then). ..than is a either or thing (rather die than marry )

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  13. Jamie Forges Jamie Forges says:

    she did this then that…it is less than or more than..

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  14. Lizzy Shaw Lizzy Shaw says:

    I went to the store, then home.

    I like pizza alot better than broccoli

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  15. Then is in relation to time than is a comparison

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  16. Back then I was popular.
    I’d rather be in bed than at work.

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  17. OMG, just a few clicks on Google!

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  18. Then is for order, than is for comparison.

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  19. Jade Jasmine Jade Jasmine says:

    We had a fun time at the park, then we went straight home. I found the guy funnier than the girl.

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  20. Jason Carlo Jason Carlo says:

    Why keep answering it? Clearly, it has been answered 17 times.

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  21. How are people so bloody lazy they cant take 30 seconds to Google something so simple???

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  22. “Then there were three other than four.”

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  23. I was thinner back then. I’m thinner than I was before.

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  24. Tom Kinakin Tom Kinakin says:

    Then she looked at me and said ” you’re dumber than the dog “.

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  25. Sabrina Bree Sabrina Bree says:

    Then= time. Then I went home.

    Than= comparison. Her car is faster than his.

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  26. I went to the store then I went home. I’d rather be happy than sad

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  27. You went through all the trouble of this post when all you had to do was google it……..

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  28. Erika Lahti Erika Lahti says:

    I went to the park and THEN the grocery store.
    I would rather go for ice cream THAN go to the dentist.

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  29. If you Googled this then you’d know. I’d suggest Google rather than Bing though.

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  30. BJ Lucas BJ Lucas says:

    I’m better than you. But then again, it’s all relative.

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  31. I am better at English than you are.
    Are you going to the party? I will see you then.

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  32. Then is in relation to time and than is a comparison.

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  33. Phill DL Phill DL says:

    Rather than answer what’s already been answered, I will wait until Shoutout is back to being used for its original purpose… See you then.

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  34. I brush my teeth THEN I get dressed in the mornings

    I’d rather have a new car THAN a new TV.

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  35. Andrew Gregg Andrew Gregg says:

    Then is used in a sequence of events. Such as first I opened the bottle, THEN I drank the beer. Than is used to compare items. Such as this beer is colder THAN the last one

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  36. Jes Woodman Jes Woodman says:

    I would rather see a movie than go to a mall ..
    We went to the mall . Then a movie

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  37. ‘I would rather you Google the answer than ask on a Shoutout page.’ Meaning I would like it if people googled this instead of posting online.
    Vs
    ‘I would rather you Google the answer then ask on a Shoutout page.’ Meaning Google it first and after post on a Shoutout page afterwards for further clarification if still required

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