Then/Than

Introduction

Then and than are easily confused in written English. Here we show you the difference between these little words to help you avoid embarrassing mistakes in you written English.

Then

Then is an adverb. It has a few different meanings:

  • at that time
Example:
I was happy then.
  • next, after that
Example:
First, we went to the baker’s then the butcher’s then the candlestick maker’s.

Than

Use than to introduce the second part of a comparison.

Example:
I’m happeir than you.