A visitor to the site asked about
when to use than or then. Here is the answer:
- Use then to show sequence, what happens next. Other meanings include “at that time” and “as a necessary consequence”
– The whole family had a leisurely breakfast. We then went outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.
– He was just a little child then.
– If she is going to write another novel, then she should find another editor.
- Use than to compare things.
Example: The dinosaur bones were older than anything I had ever seen before.