Writing Worries:

Then or Than?

It is amazing how much confusion such trivial words as then and than can generate. The fact that many dialects pronounce them very similarly doesn’t help, especially for those without extensive background in written English. But if we want our prose to be as clean and elegant as possible, it is important that we know when to use which one, even if our characters occasionally aren’t as educated as we are and mix them up.

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