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  • Hello guys.

  • My name is Fanny.

  • And in this video I'm going to talk to you about a very common writing mistake.

  • Now it's not so much a speaking mistake, but it's a writing, a spelling mistake that a lot of students make and I want you to fix it.

  • It's the difference between "than" t-h-a-n and "then" t-h-e-n.

  • Now as you can hear the sound is practically the same, but the spelling is different.

  • So you need to know the difference.

  • Let's take a look at two example sentences.

  • First we have, "John is taller than Sarah."

  • So in this case, we have "than" t-h-a-n.

  • Which is a word that we use for comparisons okay.

  • When we want to compare two things.

  • John is taller than Sarah.

  • I am more beautiful than you.

  • Okay?

  • In this case, you will use t-h-a-n.

  • Now if we look at the second sentence.

  • I went to school, then I went home.

  • Now in this case, "then" is spelled t-h-e-n and has a very different meaning.

  • We use "then" t-h-e-n as a word to mark a sequence of actions.

  • Okay.

  • So it's a time word that we use in English.

  • "I went to school...first action, and then I went home...second action."

  • Okay?

  • So two different meanings.

  • Different spellings.

  • And it's a very common writing mistake.

  • My students keep making this mistake and it drives me crazy.

  • Okay?

  • So I hope that you now know the difference between the two words.

  • Please be good students - avoid that horrible English mistake,

  • Thank you very much.

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    Yukiko posted on 2019/06/24
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