Then=Time, Than=Compare

Is it so difficult to learn that the word "then" implies a time, while the word "than" is used when doing a comparison? I wonder where the writers from the site were trained? Bad grammar in a sports article doesn't help to remove the stigma that our society has placed on education in athletic programs. Such poor writing only substantiates the public's view of sports.


1 Response to "Then=Time, Than=Compare"

T. in Bremerton said... November 26, 2008 at 12:07 PM

This word error always bothers me. I see it so often, although I've never seen it on a news site. Wow!

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I have finally become so incensed by poor writing in the media that I've decided to create a blog detailing the errors that I find. Perhaps journalists will think about proofreading their work if they don't want to find themselves on here. If you see any examples, please e-mail them to me at r.tauman [at]

I don't expect the average person to be able to write well, but those who write for the public should at least know what they are doing.