Middle school Grammar
posted by Eamorson on .
When do use then vs than in comparisons?
Then vs. Than
Then is used as a time expression.
I'll see you then.
I'll be at the party. We can speak then.
Note: It is not used in the form "different than" which is used for comparisons.
Than is used for comparisons.
He's lived here longer than I have.
His skills are very different than mine.
Then is not used in comparisons.
Consider these examples:
Joe is taller than Tony.
It was later than I thought.
New York is more urban than Alaska.