English Grammer: then vs. than

then vs. than

What is the difference between “then” and “than”?

 We use “than” to compare two things. We use “then” if we are describing a series and it relates to time.

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I am smarter than my little brother.

This flower smells nicer than my shoe!

A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.

Running is healthier than eating french fries.


1 then 2 then 3 then 4

I ate and then I went to sleep

“First comes love, then coms marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.”

Now and then, we all feel sad.

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