then, than – explained

THEN

Used for time and space.

  • We had fried chips then went for a jog.
  • There were six red dots then two blue ones.

THAN

Used for comparison.

  • It hurt more than you’d know.
  • The sun is greater than an orange.

EXPLAINED

If you don’t get this through your thick skulls I’ll cry for a hundred years then I’ll need a drink of water, perhaps two, which is hardly more than you’d expect.

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