More than or More then – Which one is correct?

More than and More then are phrasal prepositions. Since both of them are quite similar to each other, they create great confusion in making a choice between the two. Phonetically, they have the same sound, but semantically, they differ from each other. I would like to clarify that “More then” is an incorrect phrase. It is never used in modern English. But for want of grammatical knowledge, it is mistaken for the phrase “More than.” The phrase “More than” is used in the sense of “Over” when we mention an amount greater than another. Look at the following sentences:

  • More than 30 students participated in the Quiz contest.
  • He earns more than my brother.
More than or More then - Which one is correct?

More than in a sentence

  • There are more than 50 shopping malls in Stratford.
  • My uncle gifted more than 100 books to the school library.
  • More than 20 students are present today in my class.
  • He demanded more than my expectations.
  • More than 15 prisoners ran away from the Oxford jail.
  • More than 20,000 students protested against the government at Red Square in London.
  • She has applied for more than ten posts.
  • More than five masked robbers looted the bank in the daylight.

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