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I’m on a mission to always use the correct word when using ‘then’ or ‘than’. Its always been something I gave little thought to when writing. Maybe i thought about it in school, but I certainly haven’t thought about it much since… well after school as there aren’t people marking my spelling.
So here is the quick lesson, ‘then’ indicates time, and ‘than’ indicates a comparison. Here is a good article to brush up your skills on the use of the words:
With so many acronyms and just plain incorrect shortening of words on things like facebook, instant messaging and whatever, sometimes its good to get back to using the correct words, the ‘long hand’ of such. Lets hear it for spelling 101!
The word ‘than’ for me is used a lot less than ‘then’ in general writing (typing) because I for some reason type ‘then’ automatically. Then and NOW, today are different as then I wasn’t particularly concerned about the correct usage, but now, when ‘than’ is correct as opposed to ‘then’, I will use it. – ha 😛 So that was an awkward two sentences, just trying to use the words. wonder if anybody will see any incorrect grammar in my post?
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