Than/Then

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and write in the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Than is used to indicate difference (conj.)

Then means next or consequently (adv.)


  1. Since fewer people (than/then) expected bought tickets, the play closed after only one week.
  2. Links to reference material:
    Do you want to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:


  3. If you are hoping to win a war against drugs by attacking only the supply and ignoring the demand, (than/then) you will be achieving only part of your goal.
  4. Your answer:


  5. It had taken months to plan everything for our trip to New Orleans; (than/then), at the last minute, because of the strike, our flights were cancelled.
  6. Your answer:


  7. It would be safer for the group of us to explore the caves (than/then) for each of us to go in alone.
  8. Your answer:


  9. I climbed into the car;(than/then), after I strapped myself in, I realized that I had left my satchel on the hood.
  10. Your answer:



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