“Then” and “than” make me think too hard, lol! Have a grand day Y’all!“Then” and “than” make me think too hard, lol! Have a grand day Y’all! Terri #review
My English teacher , thEn=whEn. thAn=cAn
@Sheryl I think this help me remember
INTO and IN TO: Cannot believe how many authors and editors goof up on that one! Bugs me. LOL
I like this! I know the difference but sometimes I have to think about it way to dang long, lol!
That’s an easy one for me. Affect and effect get me!
@Cathy me too! Part is to affact change (both have an a). But that’s all I have for you!
@Cathy I still don’t get that one, at all!
People always try to tell me and I always forget! Lol
@Cathy, I think affect refers to a persons personality or facial expression. As in, he has a flat affect. Effect refers to how something that happened, such as, the traffic effected how long it rook me to get to work. Basically, cause/effect. Or effective immediately ….
“Hey google” is my new best friend. The older I get the worse my spelling and grammar get. To much information stored up.
IKR! I use Grammarly too!
“Than” is a comparison word.
“Better than that.” “Then” is a time reference. “Do this then that.”
@Cathie that’s how my brother taught it to me. He has a Master’s in English so he’s my go to ?
@Cathy Great minds think alike!
Its and it’s.
Lay vs. lie vs. laid
I get miffed when that is used and it should be than.
What about “would of” instead of “would have”
Drives me bananas ?!!!
I bet English is really hard to learn and understand as a second language.
@Terri Oh yes. I used to tutor ESL. Very confusing.
I also tutor ESL and agree. However, the kids start to enjoy learning idioms because they are funny sayings.
Practise/ practice always gets me
Those are the same. Just British vs English.
@Jami that one gets me everytime and when you look up the “rules” they are clear as mud.
I thought of a cute answer for then and than, but I was driving and now I can’t remember.
Where then? Well then?
I’m still muddled by taking something/someone to or bringing something/someone to. My general method of solving these dilemmas is to think, “which sounds right, looks right?” But bring/take…..they either both look right or both look wrong. I need a GREAT mnemonic device to master this before I die 😉
I have to think about further and farther. Yeah, I know-farther is for distance. ??
So what is further?
I think it’s more like, “adding to that” instead of “a bit more distance”. I’ll be asking Google soon, lol!
@Terri I think you are right….