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Old 05-09-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Then & Than.

I noticed a lot of people on the internet can't differentiate between "then" and "than", often using the wrong one. Quite a few people on this forum have done it a lot too, so here's how you properly use them;

"Then"
Used for - After that, next, afterwards, at that time.

Example - I drove to work and then I ate lunch.


"Than"
Used for - Introducing a second element in a comparison, expressions introducing an exception or contrast.

Example - I'd rather play games using a Wii than a PS3.


DON'T LET ME SEE ANOTHER MISTAKE WHEN USING EITHER OF THESE.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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I notice this quite a bit too, more in other places then on here. It's like their not even trying to be grammatically correct. I'd like to think that they're teachers taught them otherwise, but it seems thats not the case.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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It's like their not even trying to be grammatically correct.
*They're.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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*They're.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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I'm trying way too hard sorry.
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I notice this quite a bit too, more in other places then on here. It's like their not even trying to be grammatically correct. I'd like to think that they're teachers taught them otherwise, but it seems thats not the case.
I really hope all these were intentional...
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #8
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I really hope all these were intentional...
Nice one, Tanis; we've caught one.

While Sane noticed your more obvious intentional mistakes, she didn't spot the wrongly used "then" (underlined by me for reference)! That's back to school with you, Sane.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #9
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I mostly notice this with kids, which is still annoying, but explainable. I'm much worse over too and to, or their, there, they're, etc.
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Intentional, they were.

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Nice one, Tanis; we've caught one.

While Sane noticed your more obvious intentional mistakes, she didn't spot the wrongly used "then" (underlined by me for reference)! That's back to school with you, Sane.
We have a winner!
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