Common Writing Mistakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then / than

then

that time

  • We were very tired by then.
  • Since then, I have been afraid of clowns.

links items in a sequence

  • She parked the car, then she locked it.

If . . . then constructions

  • If you want more salad, then get some.

than

used to compare

  • That dog is smaller than all the rest.
  • Your paper is more wrinkly than mine.
  • This book is harder to understand than the last one.

This is the spelling you’d use for more than, less than, rather than, or other than.

 

 

Instructions for the quiz:

Fill in each blank with then or than.