Than Or Then

| August 26, 2009

It seems like I am using the word than frequently in my writing. In fact, I have been using the word so much that I began to wonder if I was using it correctly. So here is a simple grammar brush up. This post is mostly for myself, but there may be a few of you out there who have had the same issue.

Than – is used to indicate comparison; My blog post is longer than your blog post.

Then – is used to indicate time; I wrote my blog post then I wrote some more.

I found a nice little web site that is packed full of useful tips for these kinds of issues. So if you want to brush up on your grammar and word usage you can always check out Dr. Grammar.

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  1. Allyn says:

    Great tips! I often find myself using “THAN” and THEN realizing I made a mistake and changing it to “THEN” and wondering if I used it improperly.

  2. Emma says:

    Hey Al, thanks for stopping by. Just so you know, I was a fan of your video blogging before you became the famous video blogger that you are today. Your hilarious, Emma

  3. Brad Miller says:

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