Than VS Then: How to use them?
A lot of people get confused when it comes to using than and then. We end up using them incorrectly. ‘Then’ is mainly an adverb. It is often used to denote time. For example: You wake up in the morning and then have breakfast. Let us understand the difference between Than VS Then
Then is usually used to denote time.
Then – इसका इस्तमाल हम ज्यादा तर समय बताने के लिए करते है.
It can be used with ‘If’. For example: If you will get up late, then you might have to skip your meal.
On the other hand, than is a conjunction and it is mainly used to do comparisons.
Than – इसका इस्तमाल हम तुलना करने के लिए करते है.
For example: My Breakfast is better than yours.
How to you can spot the difference both of them?
It is very easy to spot the difference. Whenever you will talk about time, you will use ‘Then’ and whenever you will do comparisons – Than will be used
Here are a few examples:
- It was then I knew what to do.
- I wanted it to happen right there and then.
- I waited for two hours and then I went home.
Examples of using Than
- My house is bigger than yours.
- Her brother is older than her sister.
- This will be much easier than yesterday.
Using Comma before the word Then
A lot of people get confused that then is a coordinating conjunction but it is not. A coordinating conjunction coordinates two sentences. Then doesn’t meet the specifications of a coordinating conjunction. However, it can be paired with yet, so, and.
1. There is always a comma before then and none after, unless it is setting of a clause.
2. But sometimes then is used to denote past time. In that case, the comma can be used after then. But that doesn’t it will be always required.
Such as: During my growing years I lived in poverty, but I remember being happy then, and now I wish for those days.
The sentence can also be used as: During my growing years I lived in poverty, and now I have plenty, but I was happier then.
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