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Then or Than

What are the rules for using “then” and “than”?

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  1. THEN is basi­cally used for:

    At that time … next in time, space, order … right after­ward … in addition/besides … after­ward to qual­ify in some way … in that case … therefore

    THAN is basi­cally used for:
    Comparison when that com­par­i­son is unequal (some­one or some­thing is bet­ter than …)
    Comparison indi­cat­ing a dif­fer­ence (some­one sings quite dif­fer­ently than some­one else …)
    When. Mostly used after “hardly” and “scarcely” (some­one had hardly entered the room than the laugh­ter began)

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