What is the difference between “than” and “then” ?

than

– used as a comparison

Example :

older than I am
easier said than done

;

rather than
other than

then

– at that time , that time or at the time mentioned

Example :

Mom will be home at noon, but I’ll be home before then.
Dad is coming home early today. Only then we would start playing.
Back then, my brothers fight a lot.

– indicates what happens or what happened next or what should be done next

Example :

I bought a pen, and then a paper.
Do your homework, and then you can watch tv.
First take off the sticker, then wipe it.

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