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Meaning of THAN in English

  1. A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. it is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, i would rather suffer than that you should want.
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Meaning of THAN in English
  1. A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. it is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, i would rather suffer than that you should want.
  2. Then. see then.
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THAN Sentence, Example and Usage

Examples and usage of THAN in prose and poetry

To better understand the meaning of THAN, certain examples of its usage are presented.Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word THAN

  1. "The goblin was about a head shorter than harry"

    The word/phrase 'than' was used by 'J. K. Rowling' in 'Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone'.
  2. "Harry longed to know what it was, but knew better than to ask"

    'J. K. Rowling' has used the than in the novel Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone.
  3. "Better hufflepuff than slytherin, said hagrid darkly"

    To understand the meaning of than, please see the following usage by J. K. Rowling in Harry potter and the sorcerer's stone.
Usage of "THAN" in sentences

  1. "When I regift I hope the person likes the gift better than I do"

  2. "Optimization requires processes that are more complex than those needed to merely satisfice"

  3. "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

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