In the article the person used the word then when comparing two teams. I have also
noticed this in posting on Facebook and, sadly, even when talking with friends.
This brings me to today's blog entry: The Use of Comparisons.
When making comparisons be sure you are comparing like things: ie apple to apples, oranges to oranges.
(wrong:) The Jones' car is much nicer than the Smiths. In this example you are comparing a car to people.
(right:) The Jones' car is much nicer than the Smiths'. In this example you are comparing a car to a car.
Finish one comparison involving than before beginning one involving as or so, and vice versa.
(wrong:) She is prettier but not so entertaining as her sister.
(right:) She is prettier than her sister but not so entertaining.
Do not use double comparatives.
(wrong:) Wait! I know a more better way.
(right:) Wait! I know a better way.
Remember, Then denotes time - This happened first. Then, that happened.
Than is a comparative word.