Then vs. Than
People often confuse, or misuse, these two words. Here are two quick tips that can help you remember the difference between them.
Then has an “e,” which stands for “eternity,” or “time.” Then indicates a change in events:
He walked to the store, then he purchased groceries.
Than has an “a,” which stands for “amount.” Than indicates a degree, extent, or comparison:
He is stronger than John.