Because “then” and “than” are homophones (words that sound alike), they are often confused. Some tips on telling them apart.
Then vs. Than: the difference
Is an adverb: A word that describes, gives more information about a verb, adjective, adverb or phrase. When spoken it rhymes with 'hen'.
Is a preposition or conjunction: A word that is used before a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun, connecting it to another word. When spoken it rhymes with 'man'.
Then vs. Than: the definitions
At that time (in the past or in the future).
Next or after that.
Used to join two parts of a comparison.
Used with “more” or “less” to compare numbers or amounts.
Then vs. Than: the synonyms
Could also mean (synonyms): Again, later, next, at that moment, soon after, at that time.
There are no synonyms for this word
Then vs. Than: in a sentence
The toddler touched my cheek and then pinched it hard.
Last night it rained and then turned cold and humid.
She walked away then, leaving all her belongings behind.
“What do you hope to achieve from this, then?” she asked him out of frustration.
Thank you,” Jane said and then blushed because she wasn’t used to compliments.
I think she loves Indian food more than I do.
She performed much better than I expected.
I can cook dinner in less than an hour.
Contrary to popular belief, I believe that Jane is a better actress than Kim.
Do you think the colour red suits me better than blue?