Then for than?

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  1. BrettB

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    "XYZ is better then ABC."
    Is this a regional thing, northeast? Is see it all the time here at the HTF, also, there's a guy on the local radio who grew up in Maryland who does this all the time.
    Just curious [​IMG] Better get back to work, I'm fixin' to get fired if I don't get this job out.
     
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    I have no patients with people who use the English language wrongly. Your wanting to be taken seriously, but there communication abilitys are seriously lacking. Its really to bad, and its vary common here on the HTF. Oh well. Guess I'll go masterbate.

    Jon
     
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    This is a speech issue.

    During normal speech (where we speak quickly) it sounds like we say then, but really mean than. If you are writing and ever get confused try comparing.

    Incorrect: "Deep Impact is better then Armagedden."

    Correct: "Deep Impact is better than Armagedden."

    "then" is an adverb resembling "after that," "at that time," "in that case."

    whereas:

    "than" is refering to a comparison.
     
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    Jon_Are
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    I noe egsaktly wott yew meene!
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    me fail English? Thats unpossible!
     
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    Jon_Are, even though I have Asthma, Cerebral Edema, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, I still shot milk out my nose reading that one. Great post! [​IMG]
     
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