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What is the difference between then and than?

or affect and effect?

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Examples:

"Then he went to the store"
"I rather eat than do that"

Unlike then, than is not related to time. Than is used in comparative statements.


"Thats quite a cool effect"
"How did that affect him?"

"Affect" being used more as a verb, and "effect" as a noun.

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affect is a verb, effect is a noun. than is saying comparing something to something else, while then is saying more about time

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I like this more THAN that.

I went here, THEN I went there.

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Pass tense and pre tense, what happened, what will or is going to happen, and what is happening
wait... is it? I just do what sounds right, easy enough.

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If you really don't know the difference, then you should use a dictionary rather than asking us...

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Haha perfect!
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are you old enough to b on here? my 12 yr old knows that and hes too young to b on here...

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