Then and than are amongst 100 most frequently used words in the English language. For some, this ubiquity translates into greater opportunity for committing grammatical blunders. Let's take a look at the differences between these two terms. Then indicates times or consequence, as in the following examples: Bagels were cheaper then; First I'll drink my orange juice, then eat my bagel; If I drink too much orange juice, then I won't have room for a bagel. Than is used to indicate comparison; He likes bagels more than I like bagels. However things get a little trickier when we consider how to abbreviate this sentence. Is it He likes bagels more than I, or He likes bagels more than me?