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Did you know that "then" and "than" are used in 2 different ways?

I'm not trying to be grammar police it's just one of those things that bothers me.

THEN - "then we went to the store" or "and then what?"

THAN - "my baby is smaller than yours" or "those shoes are so cute, way better than the ones you had before"

They are not interchangable, they really are two different words that mean different things.

Sorry it was a vent, I know my grammar and spelling isn't perfect, it's just one of those things.....

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Nov. 12, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (37)
  • Then, are you just trying to prove you are better than me???? WTF.

    (I am kidding, this bugs me two. To. TOO.)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • the examples you gave for than were the same exact thing....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • Yes, I knew it, but a lot of women here don't seem to know it, so I'm glad you posted this. Grammar Police Unite!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • "Then I went to the store" or "rather than go to the store", yeah, I knew the difference. That one really doesn't bother me so much as others do.
    ItsMeGigi69

    Answer by ItsMeGigi69 at 12:31 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • LMAO.......


    Good for you for trying to educate, I have given up. LOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • yeah, Gigi got it. She also said it better THAN me.

    OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • I catch myself making this mistake at times and I'm sure there are times that I don't catch it. Sorry.
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 12:35 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • As a matter of fact, I did know that!

    On a similar note, did you know that "I could care less" means that you DO care? It's "I couldn't care less" - as in, it is not possible for you to care any less than you do.

    Also, it is NOT a strawberry "flavored" candle. It's SCENTED. But go ahead and eat that candle if you want.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 12:35 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • ROFL - "there", "they're" and "their" bug me :-)

    They're over there with their books! ;-)
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 12:39 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

  • ROFLOL You ladies are funny. :)

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 AM on Nov. 12, 2009

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