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Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

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Then≠Than

When one event follows another, we use thEn. For instance, “The clouds appeared, then it rained.”

When two things are being compared, we use thAn. “Grandma is shorter than Grandpa.”

Although most people learned this in elementary school, they seem to forget more thAn anyone would like. Just this month a news site in Santa Clara, California published a review of “WALL-E”. The critic said, “The film was shorter then I would’ve liked.”

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