"then" vs. "than"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by two fingers, Feb 12, 2013.


  1. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    It is amazing to me how many people (not just on this forum, but in general) have no idea how to use the words "then" and "than".

    less then = wrong
    more then = wrong
    other then = wrong
    taller then = wrong
    shorter then = wrong (unless you were to type "I was shorter then than I am now.")
    rather then = wrong

    I know. Life is too short to get bugged by things like this. I get it.
  2. giacomini

    giacomini Supporting Member

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    it kinda bugs me too... and I'm not a native english speaker... :bag:
  3. Lowactnsatsfctn

    Lowactnsatsfctn

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    Well, Than I hate it when things are for sell
  4. Atoz

    Atoz

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    Their looser's who should of used than
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  6. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

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    *shrugs* I'm a grammar nazi when it comes to self but if I can read it, I don't really care about how others work out their thoughts.
  7. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

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    Ah but I was so much older than, I'm younger then that now.
  8. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    Your right. Anyone who has past third grade should of known this. I guess it's just two hard for people too bother to learn grammar rules. Their not that hard. Its a shame when a word isn't used for it's proper meaning. Or maybe I just have way better principals then everyone else (which certainly isn't much of a complement).
  9. basmicke

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    Maybe part of the problem is that a lot of TB members, as myself, are foreigners and english is not our first language.
    But I can understand your point. The fact that all different kinds of people, with different educational levels meet on this forum to discuss their interest for all things bass makes for some really interesting clashes in how to use the written word :)
  10. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member

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    How about "Shoe on Sale"?
  11. Lowactnsatsfctn

    Lowactnsatsfctn

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    Haven't ever seen that advertised. I guess you'd be in luck though, you know, If you only needed one shoe:D
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    No, you're right on. It bugs the living snot out of me too.
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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  14. Downunderwonder

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    If a kid can construct paragraphs I couldn't care less about his speeling.
  15. Gazman

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    I found this quiet interesting.
  16. carlos840

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    I really hope that was ironic!
  17. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    I'm amused by a lot of the grammer I see... I can't fault anyone anymore though because spellcheck, without humancheck, now makes all things possible. Spell check has several times made me look much like the politically correct term for a ******. Don't want to be politically incorrect. :)
  18. rubbadubdub

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    It doesn't bother me much so long as the message is clear. What they are saying is far more important to me than wether they are saying it with perfect grammar. Whats the point of missing the point by getting hung up on wether the person has an A level, O level or no level of language education. Unless of course the persons talking rubbish as well lol.
    I dont like struggling through a load of street talk on forums yet love to hear patois and jive talk in the real world.
  19. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    Hey, being neurotic fuels our craft!
  20. DwaynieAD

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    Do you mean grammar and spelling that is constantly changing and evolving?
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