I want to know the difference between “then” and “than”, when i use it and how, because the pronounce is very similar?

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    What about looking up the two words in a dictionary? The structures in which these words are used are so different that there should be no problem in seeing the difference. "than" is used in comparisons after a comparative. – rogermue Nov 10 '14 at 17:02
  • Its all about the context. but generally, then is used in a antecedent-precedent manner. Something like "do A then do B".than on the other hand is comparing 2 things. 'do A than B'. Here its more like its better to do A than to do B(comparison). In the first one its more like things being in an order. – Works On Mine Nov 10 '14 at 17:08
  • I'm wondering about the OP's ability to comprehend 'antecedent-precedent' if than & then are giving difficulty ;) – Tetsujin Nov 10 '14 at 19:45

When you compare two things, people or situations, you use than. For example, I am taller than you. Your car is more expensive than my car. Life is harder in our country than in your country.

The adverb then is used in many senses, some of which are as follows:

1- Meaning at that time. Then is used to refer to a particular time in the past or future. For example: I am coming to the party. I'll see you then. I went to the party yesterday. I met many old friends then.

2- Then also indicates order of events. I'll read the letter first, then I'll give my advice

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