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What is the proper way to use then and than? Would it be- more than, or more then?
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Then and than have completely different meanings. You can look them up on this free online dictionary: http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm

More than is the correct one.
Using "then" in a comparative sentence is never correct, and it's a mistake that many natives - especially on the internet - tend to make.

I am taller than you.
He is smarter than me.
She is younger than you.
Dave is wiser than that.
Sarah is stronger than us.

Etc, etc.
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AnonymousWhat is the proper way to use then and than? Would it be- more than, or more then?
A friend of mine has suggested the following sentence to enable a learner to be able to differentiate between 'than' and 'then'.

Then he ate a hen.
Nona The Brit
Then and than have completely different meanings. You can look them up on this free online dictionary: http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm

More than is the correct one.

This is a great source.
To use proper english, when should I use then or than?
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"Than" is used to compare objecs/people/ideas etc.. (ex. I like toast better than plain bread) "Then" is always supposed to used to describe a sequence of events. (I looked at the toast, then the plain bread). A proper use of both would be... I looked at the toast, then the plain bread, and decided that I like toast better than plain bread.
I increasingly see more of the word "then" instead of "than" on the internet. First I thought it is just typo error. But I see them more & more every day.

I just read an article about papaya at Cornel University
http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/medicinal/papaya.html

"Female and hermaphrodite trees yield more crude papain then male trees and older fruit yields more then younger fruit."

I think "than" is correct and "then" is wrong!

I also think that it is fashionable to use "then" than "than".

I don't think it is typo error.
You said - I also think that it is fashionable to use "then" than "than".
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Frankly, this seems like a ridiculous suggestion.
It's just a typo.

Clive
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