- “Then” answers the question, “When?” It can replace “next.”
- “Than” makes a comparison with “more” or “less” or a comparative form of an adjective.
- First, we pick the apples. Then we bake a pie.
- (“then” = after we pick the apples)
- Henry has more than five horses but less than ten.
- (“than” = comparison of numbers)
- If we have enough money, then we can go to the show.
- (“then” = after we check to see if we have enough money)
- Samantha is taller than Henrietta.
- (“than” = comparison of height)
- They didn’t know what to do then.
- (“then” = next, after that)
- I’ll bet I can eat more ice cream than you can.
- (“than” = comparison)