I am sure you have already had a good laugh from this image. Unfortunately, it is one of many examples of people trying to make points about how they are in control of their education, and know what is going on, yet they cannot spell simple words.
Unfortunately, this embarrassment will follow this hopefully-not-teaching-your-children person for the rest of her life.
I am pretty sure I know what your test score is going to be…
So, my whole point here, was than versus then.
As I like to not get into the rules-and-regulations of my AP English classes eons ago when I was in high school, or the APA and Purdue formatting rules. I am going to keep this simple.
Then = next, after, also, as well
Than = instead of, in place of, not to be confused with.
Confused? Me too. Some examples…
I would rather sleep in than get up early to go fishing.
I am going to go fishing, and then come home and have breakfast.
I will fix the sink for you, then I am going out.
I would rather eat dirt than have this conversation with you.
Do these two words get you caught up? What words get you caught up that drive you mad?
Let me know, and I will post some solutions!
Happy writing, and happy reading!