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Learn English: Then or than?

Going to the movies
Going to the movies.

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What's the difference between 'then' and 'than'? We've explained the differences below.

'Then' can be used when you are talking about actions related to time. 'Then' is usually an adverb.

"We went to the movies. Then I went home."

"I finished work and then I had dinner."

'Than' can be used to compare things. It is usually used as a conjunction.

"Trucks are bigger than cars."

"Whales are bigger than dolphins."

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