Than is a conjunction used to introduce the second term in a comparison. The operative word here is compare. Note that than and compare are each spelled with an a. When comparing one thing to another, the correct word is than. If you cannot spell compare with an e (
is taller than she.
Jack is not as tall as she (is).
Do not use her; she is the subject of an implicit is.
“Jack is taller than she is.”
You would not write “Jack is taller than her is.”
is more eloquent than I.
Sasha is not as eloquent as I (am).
Do not use me; me is the subject of an implicit am.
“Sasha is more eloquent than I am.”
You would not write “Sasha is not as eloquent as me am.”
- I was living in Cairo then.
- Every day, I fed the chickens, then I slopped the pigs.
- I had run all the way from home to Kiyomi’s house to school when I remembered I had forgotten my books on Kiyomi’s dresser. I had to run back to get them, but by then I was already exhausted.
- In 1970, Pierre Trudeau, the then-prime minister, enacted the War Measures Act.