Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Then vs. Than

It's a pet peeve of mine when people use "then" when they should be using "than."

"Than" is used in a comparison, such as:
"I ran faster THAN Anne,"
"Man, I would rather have my hand in a can, THAN a tan fan in a van."

"Then" is sequential, such as:
"First, I went to the dentist, THEN I went to lend a hen to Jen."

Hopefully, the above alliteration will help solve the world's minor grammer problems.
You're welcome.


Le Bolide said...

You should make a little cartoon out of that and it would become the next Internet phenomenon!

SillySlang said...

Thanks bro., if I had any artistic skills I would do that.