Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 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. Thank you guys for watching my video. If you've liked this video, please show us your support. Click like. Subscribe to the channel. Put comments below if you have some and share this video. See you.