Then or Than
Then or that has been something I have been unsure about for some time, since I started learning english. It's one of those grammar problems that I usually get right intuitively but is very hard to communicate to the elementary school kids I tutor. Then and than sound very similar and have such similar meanings that it's hard to tell them apart!
"When I finally learn to use then or than correctly, (then/than) I'll have better english (than or then) all of my peers." My head is spinning with thens and thans! :)
How would you say that correctly?
'Then' is used to relate to time or the order in which something occurs.
When I get older, then I will be able to do what I want.
If this happens, then that will happen.
'Than' is used to make a comparison.
This one is bigger than that one.
When I finally learn to use then or than correctly, then I'll have better English than all of my peers.
Always capitalize proper nouns such as English or Spanish.
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