The phrases Other than and Other then are quite similar to each other with respect to 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 clarify that “Other then” is an incorrect spelling of the phrase “Other than” and is not used in English. 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 at 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.
- No hotel was open other than this guest house last Sunday.