Misused Words

Than and Than

Than, a conjunction, means in comparison to.

Bob is definitely stronger than Joe, even though Joe has more weight training.

Then, an adverb, means at that time.

When the candidate made that derogatory statement, it was then that we decided not vote for him.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) After you eat your main meal, (than, then) you may have your dessert.

(2) If you are faster (than, then) Joe, why didn't you win the race?

Return to Misused Words