Can you tell me which one you would use in a sentence then or than? I want to come to your ...
party sooner rather (than/then) later if you're not going to be too busy?
For what you have asked - THAN suits perfectly. I hope this helps.
"Than" should be after a pronoun.
Ex: Sarah is smarter than Amelia.
Mostly in comparisons.
"Then" has numerous meanings. Mostly relating to time.
Ex: I went to the mall, then the post office and etc.
It would be "I want to come to your party sooner than later" if you said "I want to come to your party sooner then later" it would mean you would go to the party, leave, and come back again.
To my uninvited visitor.... thank you for your answer I finally understand which one to use. You made it very clear and I think I got it. I appreciate it. I appreciate all the imput I got. It's just that I'm very bad at knowing verbs, pronouns ect. I can figure out how to compose a sentence I just don't know how to deconstruct a sentence....if that's what you would call it.
One previous answer mentions using "than" following a pronoun. Actually, that should read "after a comparative adjective or adverb." A pronoun is a word such as: he, she, it, him, her, they, them, and similar words. These words stand for ("pro") a noun.
Adjectives provide descriptions of nouns (for the most part) and adverbs provide descriptions of verbs (for the most part). They are compared by making them stronger than another example of the same description. "Better" is the comparative form of "good," and "more" is the comparative form of " many" - and so we can say "HubPages is a better writing platform THAN eHow" or "HubPages has more examples of poetry THAN any other site on the internet."
But "than" can also be used to offer a choice of some kind (rather than, other than, etc.), and that is how the word is used in the original question.
by dsandecki 8 years ago
Can you tell me which one you would use in a sentence then or than?.I want to come to your party sooner rather (than/then) later if you're not going to be too busy? I still don't quite understand the answer to this question. Need more answers.asked by dsandecki 26 minutes agoflag ...
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