Then vs Than

Often people will use “then” in places where they need “than”.

Incorrect: The girl in red is taller then the girl in blue.
Correct: The girl in red is taller than the girl in blue.

It’s a comparison, like “stranger than”, “more than you would think”, or “colder than”.

Side note: Winnipeg, where I am, was colder than Mars on December 31, 2013.  It was -38°C (-48 with the windchill factor!)      More…

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