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Then vs Than, Your vs You’re September 8, 2009

Posted by faelix in moron-ocity, ocity.
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I have been seeing people use “then” instead of “than” more and more often. I’ve even seen it in the terms and conditions of a bank’s account product – it was printed!

Is it really so difficult to learn the difference between “then” and “than”?
It’s “greater than”, not “greater then”. Or, “I did X rather then Y” when it should be “I did X rather than Y”.

“your” is not the same as “you’re”. “you’re” is a contraction of “you are”. “your” is a possessive pronoun.

Still confused? You need Bob the Angry Flower’s Quick Guide to the Apostrophe

You probably also need Bob the Angry Flower’s Quick Guide to Its and It’s

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