By Bryan Durio – Website Proofer
Continuing with common grammar goofs, here’s another grammar faux pas for your reading pleasure! This is only a rather recent grammar goof; I don’t remember spotting it more than a few years back.
Dr. Proof’s Grammar Goof #2: than or then?
I see this mistake way too often, but this one is easy to figure out.
- “Than” is used when you’re comparing things. I think higher bit rates sound better than lower bit rates.
- “Then” is used as a time reference. I played background jazz, then switched to high-energy standards.
People tend to write then instead of than because they tend to pronounce them the same way, but they do mean two entirely different things.
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