The phrases Other than and Other then are quite similar to each other in respect of spelling and pronunciation. This similarity often confuses the readers and they use the phrase “Other then” in place of “Other than” in their writings. Here I would like to make it very clear that “Other then” is an incorrect spelling of the phrase “Other than” and is not used in the English language. The correct phrase is “Other than”.
The phrase “Other than” is a phrasal preposition. It is used in the sense of “Except for” or “Besides” after a negative statement to say that the person, place, or thing is an exception to the statement. Now look at the following sentences:
Other than in a sentence
- No one other than his wife laughed in the party.
- Other than that nothing happened.
- Other than a new blanket, I purchased no special garments.
- John never thinks of someone other than himself.
- There was no hotel open other than this guest house on the last Sunday.