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Then/Than/Then again...

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by The_Doctor, May 5, 2012.

  1. The_Doctor

    The_Doctor G&G Evangelist


    You people are NOT ignorant!

    It's (usually) "THAN"

    Not "THEN:

    Example: He has more experience

    "than" you. We went for a walk,

    "THEN" we had a coffee.

    Get it???


  2. Twitch2120

    Twitch2120 G&G Evangelist

    grammar nazi at 12 o'clock!
  3. The_Doctor

    The_Doctor G&G Evangelist

    Yer darned right!!!!


  4. waterdog

    waterdog G&G Enthusiast

    Cut the Doc some slack, He might be a tad confused on then and than but he spelled YER right, way to go Doc!
  5. CalifgirlinOk

    CalifgirlinOk G&G Evangelist

    You don't like it then/than/then again don't read it. No ones twisting your arm to do so.:09:
  6. The_Doctor

    The_Doctor G&G Evangelist

    I'm not a "grammar nazi" as has been suggested, but

    sometimes I do get my spittle up and get very annoyed when

    people ignore the most basic of grammar convention.

    Do we need to give the "antis" even MORE ammunition

    against us? Do we need to appear more uneducated than

    we actually are?

    Just my rant. Sorry if I offended anyone.

  7. CalifgirlinOk

    CalifgirlinOk G&G Evangelist

    I've said this plenty of times before on here and I'll keep saying it.... I have better things to worry about.
  8. cabinnut

    cabinnut G&G Evangelist

  9. The_Doctor

    The_Doctor G&G Evangelist

    You didn't have to read this, either.

    Your choice.

  10. CalifgirlinOk

    CalifgirlinOk G&G Evangelist

    Yes it was and I'm done with it. Have a good weekend.
  11. rebel727

    rebel727 G&G Enthusiast

    I read it but I wish I hadn't.
  12. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

    pet peeves
    folks that dont use turn signals
    loud ghetto car stereos
    loud people
    dumb people (see above)
    barking dogs
    artificial sweetners
    born again christians
    crappy CGI in monster movies
    undersized lead bullets
    thats all i can think of for now.
  13. JetGirl

    JetGirl G&G Evangelist

    Mnemonic devices (memory tricks) help define one from another.
    For instance, in this case... "thEn" is a timE, while "thAn" is a compArison.

    A way to check would be a sentence like;
    "A car is bigger then/than a skateboard." ... You're not talking about time with an "e", so it must be the comparison with an "a".

    Correct: "A car is bigger than a skateboard."

    I'm a mnemonic nut... it's the only way I can remember half the stuff I should know. :D
  14. Rambo

    Rambo G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Slow Saturday, eh???

    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

    My bane is its and it's and when to use ; or ,

    TNPIRATE Landlubber Pirate Forum Contributor

    Good Gawd doc I sures hopes ya don't read one of my post or threadz on this here sight, it would giva ya brain bender. And I shur woodnt want to get spittled here on G&G LOL.

  17. LeftHandShooter

    LeftHandShooter G&G Evangelist

    I was getting mads at this alot, but that again, I forgot about whats the threads abouts.

    Its is what it's is.
  18. JetGirl

    JetGirl G&G Evangelist

    "It's" is always the contraction of "it is". Always.
    "Its" shows ownership like "hers, his, ours" don't use an apostrophe in any of those. :)
  19. JetGirl

    JetGirl G&G Evangelist

    yer a nut :p
  20. rebel727

    rebel727 G&G Enthusiast

    I'll try to remember that. I'm always screwing that up.
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