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Easily Confused Words - 2

Hello everyone,


Today, I'll be going over some words that many of you might have trouble recognizing the differences.


Today's words are:


Than vs. Then


Many students are often confused with these two words. What is the difference?


 


Than (conjunction): used as a conjunction, than compares things


Then (Adverb): at that time


 


When you use “than”, you are comparing two things. However, when you use “then”, it refers to “time”.


 


For example:


THAN (comparing two things)


I like English more than Science.


私は科学より英語の方が好きです。


 


I prefer action movies than science fiction movies.


私はSF映画よりアクション映画の方が好きです。


 


Sally is taller than Mary.


サリーはマリーより背が高いです。


 


THEN (time)


A: What were you doing around 11 pm last night?


B: I was already sleeping then.


 


A: 昨日23時ごろ何をしていましたか?



B: その時はすでに寝ていましたよ。


 


I'll see you then!


またその時!


 


I hope after this explanation, you'll get a better idea of how to use these two words!


Until next time!


- KEBII -



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Feb 19, 2018