Word Police: Then There Was Than  

Posted by Benjie in ,

Time for a pet peeve brought on by excessive blogging. Whenever comparing things it is most appropriate to use the word "than."

Example: "I would rather take a walk than sit around surfing the 'net."

Increasingly, I find my friends and co-bloggers using the word "then" in place of the aforementioned "than."

For those who don't understand, the word "then" is used to show sequence--"I went for a walk then sat around surfing the 'net for an hour."

Please make a note, and make appropriate corrections.

Have a nice day.

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1 Reader Response(s)

You blog is better then mine.
I mean I like your blog better than mine. :-)
Great post Benjie!
I have been noticing it as well. Drives me crazy.

10:42 PM

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