After all, if a courtroom can be "in recess", than could it not also be "in break"?
I've never seen a sentence like this before, specifically than could it not also be 'in break'. although I can guess its meaning. but I'd like to get more details about this pattern so that I can use it in a idiomatic way.
What is confused to me is the fragment that than (then) could it not also be in break, like why it is in a inverted order rather than it could and not also instead of not only, as it's a sentence written in a comment from a contributor, maybe there's a little typo. However, either pattern (Then or Than) to my best of knowledge, is a rarely used expression.